“I mean, nobody should be happy about this. I’m not happy about it. Nobody is. It’s a very sad thing. It’s so bad for our country,” Trump said in an interview with Kristen Welker, who is replacing Chuck Todd on the program.
The ex-president, who is facing four criminal cases of his own, continued: “But you know, if you think about it, I’ve been under investigation from the day I came down the escalator. A phony investigation. Fake investigations. Investigations that I beat every single time. Still under investigations. But it’s a very sad thing. And it’s a slippery slope, and dangerous, very dangerous for our country.”
Trump’s remarks arrive after a federal grand jury indicted President Joe Biden’s son on three gun charges.
Earlier in the interview, Welker asked the former president whether he can continue to say that there are “two systems of justice” in the wake of the Hunter Biden news.
“Well, I think there’s no question about it,” Trump replied. He and is allies maintain he’s a victim of selective prosecution within the justice system.
Trump faces 91 charges over four criminal cases, including for his attempts to overturn the 2020 election.
Pointing to Hunter Biden’s plea deal that fell apart in July, Trump said: “He had a plea deal that was the deal of the century. The art of the deal, you could write a book on it ― ‘The Art of the Deal’ ― and all of a sudden it was broken up by a judge who was able to ― a brilliant judge, actually ― who was able to see through what was happening.”