Trump Said He Didn't Know the President Actually Runs America - 2021-08-18
In a rare interview since leaving office, Donald Trump admitted this week that before he became commander-in-chief, he'd assumed that most of the president's power didn't actually come from the president.
"I have never realized how important, frankly—and it is a horrible thing to say—how important a president, the head of this country is," Trump told Fox News host Sean Hannity on Tuesday night. "I thought it would maybe run through bureaucracy. It doesn't. You need somebody up there that they are going to respect."
Trump's puzzling remarks about his understanding of presidential power were among several statements made during the interview focused almost entirely on President Joe Biden's handling of U.S. military withdrawal in Afghanistan, which Trump called "the greatest embarrassment in the history of our country."