Trump to Biden: ‘You’re Fired!’

( – In one of his most forceful attacks so far against the man who will almost certainly be his opponent for the presidency come the November election, Donald Trump didn’t pull his punches this weekend as he repeatedly slammed Joe Biden during his appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).

Trump’s display of affection for the American flag, giving it his signature bear hug, set the stage for a speech that took aim at Biden while sidestepping any mention of GOP primary rival, Nikki Haley.

“Remember ‘The Apprentice’?” Trump evoked nostalgia for his reality TV days before launching into a fiery dismissal of Biden with, “Crooked Joe Biden — you’re fired! Get the hell out of here.” His words rallied the crowd, drawing chants of “We want Trump!” from the 1,500 Republicans in attendance.

Trump painted a dire picture of the country’s future under Biden, declaring, “Our country is being destroyed and the only thing standing between you and its obliteration is me.” He didn’t stop there, cautioning that if “crooked Joe Biden and his thugs win in 2024, the worst is yet to come.” Trump didn’t mince words, labeling Biden “the crookedest, most incompetent president in the history of our country.”

Despite the serious undertones of his warnings about Biden’s administration, Trump’s energy remained high. His speech was peppered with humor, especially when he boasted about his unique speaking style, “Nobody can ramble like this.” He mocked Biden’s reliance on teleprompters, asking the audience, “By the way, isn’t this better than reading off a freaking teleprompter?”

The timing of Trump’s speech coincided with the South Carolina GOP primary, a contest he was poised to dominate. “Now I’m going to South Carolina,” he announced, making light of his absence from the state on the voting day. He humorously tasked CPAC attendees from South Carolina with voting duties, saying, “get out and vote. Get in your car and drive fast.”

Though he didn’t mention Haley directly, his lead over her and his focus on the general election were clear. Trump’s communications to supporters emphasized a shift in strategy, asserting, “Trump was right about everything.”