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Donald Trump vows to ‘save America’ this November from ‘Biden disasters’ in sit-down interview with The Post

It was the day after he made history by securing the Republican Party’s presidential nomination for the third straight time, but Donald Trump was not in a celebratory mood.

He was all business as he looked forward to the fall showdown with Joe Biden.

“November 5th will be the most important day in the history of our country, maybe except July 4, 1776,” he told me.

After a brief pause, he added a second “maybe” to emphasize the gravity he attaches to this election.

He noted, with a half-smile, that he and Biden had both passed the magic number on the same day.

A rematch of the 2020 election is something most voters don’t want, but it now appears inevitable.

Although many Democrats grumble about Biden’s age and low approval ratings, Trump said he didn’t see any reason why Biden won’t be the nominee.

Their contempt is mutual, with Biden incessantly braying about MAGA Republicans and threats to democracy while Trump insisted his successor “f–ked everything up.”

He described the stakes this way: “It’s not a personality contest. We have to save America.”

For two hours, the former president responded to questions, often salting his answers with stories about how he had stared down Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping and other world leaders during his term in the Oval Office.

Joe’s Ukraine ‘disaster’

Dressed in his customary uniform of blue suit, white shirt, red tie, he occasionally insisted his responses be off the record, such as when asked to explain his boast he could solve the Russian-Ukrainian bloodbath in 24 hours.

It’s safe to say that’s one of the issues where Trump should be taken seriously but not literally, with his plan essentially a jump-start of final negotiations.

“This is another Biden disaster, the war didn’t have to happen,” Trump said.

Quoting Hungarian President Viktor Orban, who visited Mar-a-Lago recently, Trump said it was long obvious that Ukraine was “the apple of Putin’s eye” and that Russia is a relentless “war machine.”

He charged that Biden’s failures to see that reality, along with greenlighting the Russian Nord Stream pipeline to Europe and lifting sanctions Trump imposed on Iran, led to the slaughter in Ukraine and the newfound axis of China, Russia and Iran built around oil and gas.

Even North Korea is supplying Russia with munitions for the war.

For his part, Biden blasted the Orban meeting as proof of Trump’s fondness for dictators.

Trump didn’t exactly deny the charge, saying in a video, “There’s nobody that’s better, smarter or a better leader than Viktor Orban. He’s fantastic.”

Michael Goodwin |