"When he did that yesterday, it was, it was a disgrace. I think the best thing he could do is apologize to the American people and apologize to the world," Trump said Tuesday morning during an interview on Fox Business’s "Varney & Co."
Biden was in Dover, Delaware, on Sunday as the remains of 13 U.S. troops killed in the Kabul suicide bombing were brought back to the U.S. The president stirred harsh criticisms when he was spotted at one point apparently glancing at his watch during the solemn ceremony.
"When he kept looking at his watch yesterday at Dover with the parents and spouses of people that were killed, the Marines and the Navy sailor that was killed, and he's looking at his watch, like, ‘Get me the hell out of here. I want to go home, get me out. I want to go home.’ I mean how many times to did he look at his watch," Trump said, nnoting that he has been to Dover to "many times."
Critics have meanwhile attacked Biden for the watch incident, with many taking to social media to publicly voice their outrage.
"Many of us remember Pres Bush 41 checking his watch during a debate and how awful it looked (even though we all felt same way about that debate.) But this is shocking and will be remembered," former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee wrote.
"Apparently our Commander-in-Chief has better things to do than honor the 13 service members who died on his watch?" former White House doctor Rep. Ronny Jackson tweeted. "I’m DISGUSTED! God bless these heroes and their loved ones. They deserved better."
Trump’s Tuesday criticisms follow him saying last week that Biden has humiliated the United States more than any other president in history due to his handling of Afghanistan.
"It is a terrible time for our country. I don't think in all of the years our country has ever been so humiliated. I don't know what you call it – a military defeat or a psychological defeat, there has never been anything like what's happened here: You can go back to Jimmy Carter with the hostages," Trump said.