DONALD Trump has blasted President Joe Biden as “disrespectful” for not attending King Charles’ coronation.
The former US president, who is currently in Scotland, claimed Biden was “not physically up to it” – and said the 80-year-old would be “sleeping” through the historic event.
Biden’s wife Jill will attend the King’s coronation on Saturday on his behalf after he said he was unable to attend because of his schedule.
Trump told GB News: “That man is incompetent, and it’s a shame.
“He can’t even come to your coronation as a country, and your coronation’s a big event.
“When you have somebody that’s going to be sleeping instead of coming to the coronation as president of the United States, I think it’s a bad thing.
“The reason is he’s sleeping. It shouldn’t happen. It’s disrespectful.”
During the interview with Nigel Farage, Trump said Biden should be attending Saturday’s coronation “as a representative of our country”.
“I would have attended. I think it’s a very important event,” he said.
“I don’t think he can do it physically, actually. I was surprised when I heard that he wasn’t coming.”
Backing the new King and Queen, the 78-year-old said: “I think they’re going to do a great job. I got to know King Charles very well.
“I think Saturday is going to be a great day and I think that they will do a great job.
“And he loves the country and he really loved his mother.”
But during the chat at his new Scottish golf course, Trump rounded on Meghan Markle – claiming she had been disrespectful the late Queen.
“I think that she has been very disrespectful to the Queen,” Trump said.
“I mean, how can you be disrespectful to the Queen? The Queen was incredible for years for decades and decades.
“She never made a mistake. Think of all the people that you watch and you see they make lots of mistakes.
“If they’re famous people or not famous, but I can never think of a mistake that she made. She was never controversial.”
Ad the former president said he was surprised Harry had even been invited to the event.
“He said some terrible things when you see what he said, and the book was just… to me, it was horrible,” he said.
Earlier this year, Trump announced he will was running for the White House again in 2024 – vowing to “make America great and glorious again”.
Asked by Farage why he was running again, he said: “Our country is really in trouble. And I can turn it around very quickly.
“I believe this right now the world is in the most dangerous place it’s ever been in because of the power of weapons.
“And that includes nuclear obviously. And we have a person in the United States that doesn’t have a clue.”
He said he believes he has a “very good chance” of winning the next presidency.
“The economy’s not good. I’ll make it good,” he said.
“We had the greatest economy in the history of the world and I’ll be able to do that again.
“And you know what else we’re gonna have? We’re gonna get rid of crime, because our cities, democrat run, are crime-infested rat holes.”
Trump arrived in Scotland earlier this week to open a “spectacular” second golf course.
And following his time in Scotland, he will head to his golf course in Doonbeg on Ireland’s west coast.
The tycoon’s trip comes as he faces legal trouble in his native New York over his business practices.
He has pleaded not guilty to charges of falsifying business records to hide damaging information ahead of the 2016 presidential election.
Trump had previously spent two days at his Turnberry course while in office in 2018, meeting Theresa May and the Queen during the visit.
Events for the coronation will start on Saturday May 6 and continue over Sunday May 7 and Monday May 8, which has been declared a bank holiday.
The action packed weekend will see King Charles and newly titled Queen Camilla arrive at Westminster Abbey in The King’s Procession on Saturday morning.