Former President Trump: “We’re Closer to World War III Than We’ve Ever Been”

Israel continues to reel from deadly Hamas attacks, pushing it into a war in the Middle East. In contrast, Russia’s war in Ukraine continues to grind on, and former President Donald Trump is warning President Joe Biden that the world is speeding toward World War III.

“We are closer to World War III than we’ve ever been, and I’m the only one that will prevent World War III,” said Trump at his Saturday night campaign rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

“I’m telling you, we are closer to World War III.”

Trump warned that this world war would be the deadliest because of nuclear weapons.

“That won’t be a war with army tanks going back and forth, too,” continued Trump. “That will be a war with weaponry the likes of which this world has never seen before. I know it. I know it better than anybody.”

A supporter of the former president shouted the world needs God, and Trump responded quickly. 

“You’ll need God, true,” said Trump during the brief exchange.

“That’s a beautiful [thing]. ‘God gave me to you.’ How nice is that? I like this man.”

Trump denounces President Biden’s weak leadership

Trump held off from mentioning the Hamas attack on Israel at the top of the Cedar Rapids speech but went all-in denouncing President Biden’s weak leadership on the world stage, saying the world is “laughing” at the United States.

“Crooked Joe put China first, Mexico first, Ukraine first, Europe first, Asia first,” said Trump. “He puts illegal aliens first, environmental maniacs first, everyone else first. But he puts America last. He puts America last. He puts our workers last. He puts our industries last. He puts our farmers last, definitely last. The farmers are definitely last, but they were first for me. They’re last for him. That’s an easy vote. He puts your families last. He puts everything that’s good; he puts it last. And it’s in reverse order: open borders, no voter ID, high taxes, high-interest rates.”

Biden should also be accountable for Russian President Vladimir Putin’s war against Ukraine.

“So, he caused the war with his stupidity…Look, he’s the most corrupt,” said Trump. He’s the worst president in the history of our country. The man is grossly incompetent.”

Turning his attention to his GOP primary rivals, particularly Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, Trump hailed his significant polling lead around the country, particularly in Iowa’s first-in-the-nation caucus state.

“We will not play prevent defense,” said Trump, making a football analogy for a defensive strategy that intends to protect a lead but then surrender it.

“You know what it’s called? Prevent as it prevents you from winning, so we’re not going to prevent defense, OK?”