Donald Trump (76) mocked US President Joe Biden (79). The reason: Biden's seat at the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II (1926-2022), which took place on Monday (September 19) in London's Westminster Abbey. The US President and First Lady Jill Biden (71) were 14 rows behind King Charles III. (73) placed at the back of the church.
According to media reports, Trump now claimed on his social media platform Truth Social that America had lost respect on the international stage under Biden's leadership. At the same time, Trump is said to have 'suggested' that his successor should get to know the heads of state of the 'developing countries'. 'This happened to America in just two short years. No respect,' he reportedly wrote. Trump, who was US President from 2017 to 2021, added: 'If I were the President, they wouldn't have put me there - and our country would be very different than it is now!' In another post on the platform, he highlighted the importance of location: 'In real estate, like in politics and in life, location is everything!!!'Biden was late
Biden was one of the few heads of state to drive his own car to the funeral service at Westminster Abbey. As a result, he and his wife Jill are said to have missed the time slot for arrival. The Bidens therefore apparently had to wait at the entrance before they could enter the church, since a procession as part of the service had priority. Other heads of state, who were among the 2,000 guests at the event, traveled in buses. It's possible that the Bidens' solo approach and late arrival meant their seats were so far back.
As 'The Telegraph' reports, the protocol at the state funeral also stipulated that the heads of government of the Commonwealth countries should be given priority over the other heads of state. In addition to Prime Minister Liz Truss (47), other former British heads of government also gathered in Westminster Abbey to say goodbye to the Queen: John Major (79), Tony Blair (69), Gordon Brown (71), David Cameron (55 ), Theresa May (65) and Boris Johnson (58) were there with their spouses and were also prominently placed. For the Bidens, it was probably an exception: queue up.
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