Trump's July Fourth message: 'I know it’s not looking good' but 'best is yet to come'
Trump wrote that inflation, the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the tanking stock market would not have happened if he were president
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Former President Donald Trump wished Americans a happy Fourth of July on Monday by saying that he knows life in the U.S. is "not looking good" right now but the "best is yet to come."
The former president's posts on his Truth Social platform come two days after The New York Times and CNN reported he is considering joining the 2024 presidential race early, "possibly" even before the midterm elections this fall, as televised hearings from the Democrat-led Jan. 6 committee continue to result in weeks of bad press.
"I know it’s not looking good for our Country right now, with a major War raging out of control in Europe, the Highest Inflation in memory, the worst 6 month Stock Market start in History, the highest Energy Prices EVER, and that is the Good News," Trump posted.
"Happy Fourth of July!!! ((Don’t worry, We will MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, and remember, none of these terrible events would have happened if I were President!!!))."
U.S. inflation numbers for June have yet to be released, but the annualized rate of 8.6% in May marked a 40-year high.
On Jan. 19, 2021, one day before Joe Biden became president, the national average cost of a gallon of gas was $2.38, according to AAA. A gallon is now $4.80 on average, slightly lower than the all-time national high of $5.01 less than a month ago.
In a Fourth of July video published to Truth Social hours after Trump first, he promised the situation in the country would get better.
"America's destiny is in our sights. America's heroes are embedded in our hearts. America's future is in our hands, and ladies and gentlemen, the best is yet to come," he said in a voiceover of a patriotic video compilation featuring him in front of Mount Rushmore and visiting veterans.
Trump also made a series of posts Monday criticizing the Jan. 6 committee and Vice Chairwoman Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyoming.
"Warmongering and despicable human being Liz Cheney, who is hated by the great people of Wyoming (down 35!), keeps saying, over and over again, that HER Fake Unselect Committee may recommend CRIMINAL CHARGES against a President of the United States who got more votes than any sitting President in history. Even the Dems didn’t know what she was talking about!" he wrote.
The former president also asked how he could be considered guilty of a crime when he recommended deploying 10,000 troops to protect the Capitol on Jan. 6.
"There would have been no 'January 6' if they had followed my recommendation. The Unselect Committee refuses to even mention this totally conclusive and determinative fact. WITCH HUNT!" he stated.