There have always been conspiracy theories surrounding government, with most being more than difficult to prove. But when former President Donald Trump believes them, are they simply a conspiracy theory anymore?
Take one of his most recently postulated ideas, for example: that Biden is not actually the man in charge.
According to NBC News, Trump seemed to imply as much during a recent campaign stop in New Hampshire. Naturally, he talked about how bad things have gotten in this country.
“It’s never been worse than it is now under crooked Joe Biden and, frankly, his boss, Barack Hussain Obama. … I think it’s his boss.”
Now, to be sure, this isn’t exactly a new theory.
In fact, it’s pretty much always been assumed by some, mostly those in more conservative corners, that Biden is little more than the face of the operation, leaving most of the decision-making and such to others around him.
For Trump, part of the reason he believes this to be true is that Biden’s “not smart enough to be doing this stuff… I believe it’s the people that are surrounding him,” as he said while in Iowa earlier this month.
Then, just a week later, Trump added that it seems Biden never really “knows what’s going on.” Again, the implication is that someone else must be pulling the strings.
This also seems to fit with something Barack Obama once said in an interview in 2020. When asked if he missed being president, the former president remarked that if he could serve as our commander-in-chief in a backroom somewhere by putting a stand-in with an earpiece he could feed lines to, that would be “fine with me.”
Naturally, this admission led to a whole slew of people believing that’s precisely what Biden is for Obama, an earpiece to feed lines to. Of course, this has only been reiterated after Obama was found to be having closed-door meetings with top-ranking White House officials and Congressional leaders.
Plus, as Trump said, Biden himself doesn’t exactly seem smart or all there enough to be enacting the kind of policy changes, executive orders, etc., that we’ve seen so much in the past few years. I mean, the man can’t even make it up (or down) the steps of Air Force One on his own.
Of course, Trump has been labeled a conspiracy theorist for saying as much.
But he’s not the only one who’s questioned the same thing in recent years.
In fact, in 2021, a total of 124 retired generals and military personnel wrote a letter asking the same thing, among other things. Basically, they want to know “who is in charge.”
However, they would only be right to ask such.
I mean, we are talking about an octogenarian president who about 62 percent of Americans have serious questions about his mental health, according to an NPR/Marist poll from May. And another recent poll shows that a whopping 77 percent of America (which includes 69 percent of Democrats) think he’s too old to be running for a second term.
All of this means that America, pretty much as a whole, has no faith in the man or his capabilities anymore. And yet, someone is still making decisions in the White House, and rather poor ones at that.
If not Biden, Trump would only be human to question who that person was. Of course, logically, it would only make sense that whoever that was is either pretty dumb, given the many failed and disastrous decisions they’ve put into play, or really hates America and all she used to stand for.
No true patriot would let our nation slip onto the disastrous trail Biden has supposedly led us down.