Donald Trump claimed on Monday that President Joe Biden’s 14th-row seat at Queen Elizabeth’s funeral reflected a lack of respect for him – and that Trump would have gotten a better seat “if I were president”.
“This is what happened to America in just two years,” Trump, who was not invited to the Queen’s funeral, wrote on his social media platform along with an image of Biden seated.
“No respect! However, a good time for our President to get acquainted with the leaders of some third world countries. If I was president, they wouldn’t have sat me there – and our country would be much different what it is right now!
Joe Biden and Jill Biden at Westminster Abbey for the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. (Photo: WPA Pool via Getty Images)
In fact, the late arrival of the Bidens and the protocol of the royal funeral seats were likely factors in their placement, according to reports.
Biden and first lady Jill Biden arrived late at Westminster Abbey in London after their armored vehicle – for which they received an exemption while other world leaders were riding the bus – got stuck in traffic , according to Time magazine.
The Bidens were seated next to the president of Switzerland, ahead of the prime minister of the Czech Republic and behind the president of Poland, Newsweek noted.
Additionally, “Commonwealth realms and their rulers have priority” in terms of seats, SkyNews noted.
Trump, nonetheless, chattered, “In real estate, as in politics and in life, LOCATION IS EVERYTHING!!!”
Joe Biden takes his place several minutes late at Westminster Abbey. (Photo: WPA Pool via Getty Images)
Trump and the other four living former US presidents were invited to a memorial for Elizabeth in Washington on Wednesday.
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.