Trump Mocks President Biden Over This Aspect of the Queen’s Funeral
Donald Trump was watching the Queen of England’s funeral and he had some things to say about President Joe Biden’s seat for the somber event.
Biden was seen sitting 14 rows back at the service for Queen Elizabeth. Trump said that if he was president he would have been moved closer to the front of the sanctuary filled with 2,000 mourners.
On Truth Social, Trump’s own social media platform, the former president also insisted that it was a good time for Biden to get to know leaders of Third World Countries.
Trump sent this message: “This is what’s happened to America in just two short years. No respect! However, a good time for our President to get to know the leaders of certain Third World countries.”
“If I were president, they wouldn’t have sat me back there—and our Country would be much different than it is right now!”
President Biden did have an aisle seat in Westminster Abbey, but he was behind other key leaders like the Emperor and Empress of Japan who were in the 6th row, behind European royals and the King of Jordan.
Biden also sat behind Andrzej Duda, the Polish leader, and directly in front of Petr Fiala, the prime minister of the Czech Republic.
Jill Biden sat next to Ignazio Cassis, the president of Switzerland.
The world leaders sat in the south transept section of Westminster Abbey, in an area of the church reserved for these global VIPs. The south transept contains the poet corner where prominent British authors like Geoffrey Chaucer are buried.
Right after the service, President Biden and his wife, Jill, left the memorial service for Washington D.C. Other key leaders like Justin Trudeau of Canada and members of European royalty, like King Felipe IV of Spain, went to Windsor for the burial service.
The Foreign Office handled the questions of who would sit where and by whom.
Over on his social media site, Trump says Biden's seating placement at the Queen's funeral showed a lack of respect. "If I were president, they wouldn't have sat me back there," he says, in a statement that somehow reminds me of '95-era Newt during the government shutdown.
— Jonathan Nicholson (@JNicholsonInDC) September 19, 2022