14 ranks behind the king
Trump mocks Biden at the Queen’s funeral
09/20/2022, 4:17 PM
For once, US President Joe Biden did not play the first violin at the late Queen’s funeral at Westminster Abbey in London. He and his wife, Jill, are sitting relatively far away in the church. For his predecessor, Donald Trump, this is a godsend.
Former US President Donald Trump is known to be particularly adept at gossiping. And so he is once again mocking his successor in office, Joe Biden. The reason: Biden’s seat at Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral on Monday at Westminster Abbey in London.
In fact, current US President and First Lady Jill Biden did not even have a prominent place at a memorial service. Instead, the two were 14 rows behind King Charles III. At the back of the church.
On his Truth Social, Trump now claims that under Biden’s leadership, America has lost respect on the international stage. “It happened to America in just two short years. No disrespect,” the 76-year-old wrote, adding, “If I were president, they wouldn’t put me there—and our country would be very different from it. It is now!”
In another post on the platform, Trump emphasized the importance of location: “In real estate, as in politics and in life, location is everything!”
The Bidens traveled individually
Biden was one of the few heads of state to drive his private car to Westminster Abbey’s funeral. As a result, he and his wife, Jill, were said to have missed the scheduled arrival time. So, apparently, the Bidens had to wait at the entrance before they could enter the church, where the 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. Biden’s unilateral approach and late arrival likely meant their seats were too far away.
As reported by The Telegraph, the protocol at the state funeral stipulated that heads of government of Commonwealth countries should be given preference over other heads of state. In addition to current Prime Minister Liz Truss, other former British Prime Ministers gathered at Westminster Abbey to bid farewell to the Queen: John Major, Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, David Cameron, Theresa May and Boris Johnson were with their spouses on site. . They also have been placed in a prominent place. For Biden, he was perhaps an exception: Please wait in the back.