Trump tells town hall he once urged Sean Hannity NOT to joke Biden's condition trends now
Former President Donald Trump says he phoned Fox News host Sean Hannity to urge him not to joke about President Joe Biden's condition, as he commented on the 'bad fall' the president experienced hours after he took a tumble in Colorado.
Trump revisited the issue hours after he expressed concern for his rival when the president suddenly hit the floor while handing out diplomas to cadets graduating from the Air Force Academy.
'That was a bad fall,' said Trump, after Hannity himself said there needs to be a 'serious discussion' about Biden's physical fitness and 'mental acumen.'
'Well, I don't know if I'm supposed to say this. I actually called Sean and I asked Sean not to joke about it. Because he used to joke about it. And I said honestly, I don't think it looks good for you or for anybody you to joke about it because it's a serious,' said Trump, before Hannity cut him off.
His interviewer said he used to joke about 'sippy cup and warm milk and bedtime stories.'
Former President Donald Trump says he phoned Fox News host Sean Hannity to ask him not to joke about President Joe Biden's condition. He spoke on a day Biden fell on stage at the Air Force Academy commencement
'So I said I just don't think it's good for anybody. And you know, it's not appropriate,' Trump continued. 'You can speak about it if you want, but I don't think you should joke about it, and you really didn't after that.'
It was the second time Thursday when Trump took the high road, after earlier expressing concern about Biden. He did in in a segment where he hurled just a single insult at rival Ron DeSantis.
Trump also reflected on the difficulties being in the public eye as president – but said falling isn't an option.
'You can’t fall you just can’t fall, no matter what,' Trump said.
'I better not allow it to happen with me. But things like that do happen,' he said.
Trump also revisited his own time delivering the commencement at West Point, where he famously walked with great caution down a ramp.
'That was my best speech. I was so proud of it,' Trump said, saying people would review it in 100 years.
He then described an official telling him 'sir, you have to get down the ramp.'
'It was long - like an ice skating rink,' said Trump.
He said he decided to tippy toe town, calling it a mistake. 'But I got killed, he said.'
The comments came after earlier Trump showed concern for Joe Biden and even made a joke about himself when he learned the president had fallen again while on stage at the Air Force Academy.
'He actually fell down?' Well I hope he wasn’t hurt,' the former