Trump Says Presidency Was “Traumatic,” Defends Relationship With Putin in Return to Fox News

Former President Donald Trump returned to 2020 form with a litany of complaints in his first on-camera interview since leaving the White House on Monday.

Trump railed against President Joe Biden and his critics in an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity, reupping his claissic hits about immigration and warning that the situation at the Southern border “could destroy our country.”

"They’re playing it down as much as they can play it down. It’s a horrible situation,” Trump said. "People are pouring in. But you’ll see something as the months go by like you’ve never seen before. Already it’s like you’ve never seen before. There’s never been anything like what’s happened at our border. People are coming in by the tens of thousands. They’re walking in. They -- we had -- all they had to do was leave it alone."

Trump teases 2024 run:

Trump complained that the presidency was “very traumatic” for him even as he teased a third presidential run.

"I had a great life, great company, great business, no problems," Trump said. "And now all I do is, people go after you. It's vicious, it's horrible."

But he said he is “very seriously” considering another White House bid.

"I say this: I am looking at it very seriously, beyond seriously," he said. "From a legal standpoint I don't want to talk about it yet."

Trump defends relationship with Putin, Kim:

Trump also defended his relationships with Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, arguing that their close ties were “a good thing and not a bad thing.”

"I got along great with President Putin. I liked him, he liked me,” Trump said.

He also touted his relationship with Kim.

"When I came in President Obama said... 'the biggest problem we have is North Korea. There's going to be a war'. There was no war, we got along great," he told Hannity. "He writes me letters. I like him, he likes me. There's nothing wrong with that."


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