President Biden used his first in-person look on a late-night discuss present since taking office to take a shot at his predecessor — saying he doesn’t wish to “emulate” former President Donald Trump when requested about issuing government orders to drive by means of gun reform efforts.
Biden took the jab after host Jimmy Kimmel questioned the doable use of government orders on the new button difficulty, quipping that “Trump passed those out like Halloween candy.”
The president replied that he has issued government orders inside his energy.
“But what I don’t want to do — and I’m not being facetious — I don’t want to emulate Trump’s abuse of the constitution and constitutional authority,” Biden added.
The commander-in-chief then took intention at Republicans.
“I also get asked, ‘look the Republicans don’t play it square, why do you play it square?’” Biden mentioned. “Well guess what, if we do the same thing they do, our democracy would literally be in jeopardy and that is not a joke.”
Biden’s go to to “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” is his first in-person late night time present look. Last December the president appeared nearly on NBC’s “The Tonight Show” with Jimmy Fallon.
It’s additionally one of many few sit-down interviews the president has given just lately — notably with a comic and left-leaning discuss present host and not a journalist. Biden hasn’t given an on-the-record, sit-down interview to a reporter in about 4 months.