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Former President Donald Trump it would be worth facing potential jail time in order to 'Make America Great Again' by winning the 2024 election - and also insisted that President Biden can no longer talk.
The former president, 77, sat down with Kelly for a SiriusXM interview aired on Thursday that saw him sharing insight into many of the issues he faces ahead of the 2024 election.
Kelly said the former president's indictments in four separate cases were 'very scary' for him due to 'left-wing judges' and 'left-wing juries' and asked him if he could see himself going to prison.
'I have a great attitude, it doesn't affect me at all because I'm fighting for the country, I'm fighting for the people,' before talking about how good his poll numbers were and that 'the people know it's all fake.'
He ultimately said, however, it was worth facing both the indictments and jail time in order to 'Make America Great Again,' arguing that 'our country's going to hell.'
Former President Donald Trump said it was worth facing jail time in order to 'Make America Great Again' by winning the 2024 election, while insisting that President Joe Biden can no longer talk
'Our country's going to hell. Our country's going to down. The country, I believe, has one last chance, this is the most important election we've ever had.'
The former president also was melancholy about the notion he might never visit his many famous properties across the globe, citing his golf club in Scotland.
'Would I like to be at Turnberry in Scotland right now or the many places I have... I may never see those places again. But I think this is very important. I think we're gonna win the election.'
Trump was last indicted in Georgia for his alleged roles in trying to overturn the 2020 election, with prosecutors using statutes normally seen in mob trials and accusing the former president of being head of 'a criminal organization'.
He is facing three other criminal cases: one, on federal charges relating to election interference; another federal case related to the mishandling of classified documents, and one in New York federal court for alleged hush money payments to Stormy Daniel.
Trump then pivoted to President Biden, whom he said 'can't talk' when asked by Kelly if he thinks Biden will go the distance to 2024.
'I can't imagine,' Trump said. 'I saw him yesterday, he can't put two sentences together. It's not an age thing, it's a competence thing. He can't talk!'
Trump also cited a Washington Post op-ed written Wednesday where David Ignatius wrote with a headline: 'President Biden should not run again in 2024.'
The former president, 77, sat down with Kelly for a SiriusXM interview aired on Thursday that saw him sharing insight into many of the issues he faces ahead of the 2024 election
He ultimately said, however, that it was worth it to potentially face the indictments and jail time in order to 'make America great again,' arguing that 'our country's going to hell'
He then pivoted to President Biden, whom he previously said wasn't too old to run but that he 'can't talk' when asked by Kelly if he thinks Biden will go the distance
'He has to debate, I guess. I hope he's gonna debate, I guess. The people want a smart president.'
Trump also noted he 'doesn't see' himself debating any of his Republican Primary opponents, suggesting he didn't want to debate someone he was 'like 60 points ahead' of.
Kelly even begged him to do one just before the Iowa caucuses, with Trump saying no.
Elsewhere in the interview, Trump said while he thinks Joe Biden is 'grossly incompetent,' he does not feel he is too old to be president.
With just three years separating the two 2024 frontrunners, many are concerned over the increasing age of presidential candidates – as well as other leaders in Congress.
Polling shows that more than three-fourths of Americans feel that Biden, 80, is too old to serve another four years in office.
Kelly had expressed her enthusiasm, assuring viewers that the interview would be nothing short of captivating
But Trump, 77, told Megyn Kelly that age isn't the issue.
'I have many friends that are in their 80s. I have friends… that are in their 90s and they're sharp as a tack. Just, I mean I would say, just about what they used to be. No, not old. He's incompetent,' Trump said of Biden.
If Biden was reelected he would break his own record for being the oldest-ever inaugurated U.S. president at 82 years old.
Trump is the second-oldest president following Biden. He was inaugurated at the age of 70. He beat former President Ronald Reagan by just about a year.
'Age is interesting, because some people are very sharp and some people do lose it, but you lose it at 40 and 50 also,' Trump told Kelly. 'But no, he's not too old at all. He's grossly incompetent.
'You look at some of the great world leaders, they were in their 80s and they did— I mean, Churchill, so many people. They were phenomenal in their 80s. You know, there's a great wisdom if you're not in a position like him, but if you go back 25 years, he wasn't the sharpest tack either.
He also shared insight into both Melania and his youngest son Barron, 17.
'I think part of the beauty is that mystery,' Trump said when asked what people misunderstand about his wife of more than 20 years, before comparing her with Hollywood legend Greta Garbo.
'She was a great actress, But she was very reclusive, never did an interview. I don’t see Melania as like that, but she’s introspective, and she’s confident… She doesn’t need to be out there [to get interviewed],' he explained.
'She has confidence. She has a lot of self confidence.'
Trump also gave an update on Barron, saying the teen is doing 'really well' and is a 'very good athlete.'
'Barron's very tall – about six eight. And, and he's a good kid. He's a good looking kid. He's a great student, very good student…we’re thinking about [college] right now,' he added.
It was a productive conversation for Trump and Kelly, who have a notoriously rocky history.
Trump claimed she had 'blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever' during the the August 2015 primary debate she moderated.
But it seems the feud is now water under the bridge as Kelly released Thursday morning clips of her sit-down interview with Trump.
Kelly had expressed her enthusiasm, assuring viewers that the interview would be nothing short of captivating.
'I'm really looking forward to this,' she said in the video. 'It's going to be great, it's going to be spicy, and it's going to be tough, but it's going to be good and hopefully, we're both going to enjoy it.'