Former President Donald Trump has made mocking PresidentJoeBidenand questioning the mental fitness of office for a part of his speeches during his campaigns - despite his recent gaffes and verbal blunders on the campaign trail.
"He's looking all around. Where do I go?" Trump impersonated Biden, walking around the stage in a confused manner, at a recent campaign stop in Cedar Rapids.
A few weeks later, Trump apologized for his mistaken remarks in Sioux Falls before an Iowa senator discreetly corrected him. The moment was captured on a microphone.
Trump said that Biden was leading Obama's election polls during a Washington, DC summit. World War II ended almost 80 years ago.
Recent missteps have created a wrinkle that is not welcome for Trump, the campaign team of Trump and the Republican political apparatus as a whole. Republicans have questioned if Biden can serve as commander in chief, pointing out his age and mental health. Their own front-runner appears to be in the same situation, which makes their argument less powerful.
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During a September rally in South Carolina, Trump confused former Florida Governor. Jeb Bush with former President George W. Bush, Jeb Bush was one of Trump's GOP 2016 rivals.
At that rally, he said, "When I arrived here, everyone believed Bush would win." They thought Bush was going to win because Bush is a supposed military person... He got us in the Middle East. How did it work out?
Trump's opponents have tried to take advantage of his latest series of mistakes, including Florida Governor. Ron DeSantis' presidential campaign is largely stagnant due to the attacks of former President Obama.
He told reporters in New Hampshire late October that 'this is a different Donald Trump from 2015 and 2016 -- lost the zip in his fastball'. He is devoted to his teleprompter. He cannot get off the teleprompter. He says 'don’t vote' every time he gets off the teleprompter. He is telling people to not vote.
DeSantis launched his campaign's 'Trump Accident Tracker' to show the mistakes of the former president.
Former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley appeared to poke fun at Trump over his foreign policy remarks.
"Well, I have said it before. Haley told the Republican Jewish Coalition's annual meeting last week that she doesn't get mixed up.
The Democratic National Committee is not shy about criticizing Trump for his missteps. The Democratic National Committee posted a screenshot from an MSNBC chyron on its account at X, formerly Twitter. It said 'MSNBC's gaffes seem to be becoming more incoherent. The committee also highlighted a video of Trump struggling with a sentence on terrorism. A clip of Trump incorrectly pronouncing Hamas was featured in another post.
Biden's reelection bid is also attempting to bring attention to Trump gaffes by capturing the moments, and sharing them on social media.
Some Republican strategists, both publicly and privately are skeptical about the effectiveness of this strategy. Trump boasted in the past that he would be able to go to Fifth Avenue and shoot someone and see his support grow and win an election. His supporters are aware of his age; they criticize Biden for being an 80-year-old who is very tired.
Steven Cheung, a spokesperson for Trump, said that 'President Trump is continuing to dominate primary polls. He's winning against Crooked Joe Biden' in the general elections. The people are aware that President Trump is the best candidate. None of these false narratives used by Team Biden to distract from the failures of their candidate have changed the dynamics in the race. Biden tripping, falling, mumbling, and being confused about where to walk on Air Force One's steps are the opposite.
The voters have a very different opinion of Biden and Trump, despite the small age difference between them - around three and a quarter years.
A recent NBC News survey found that 59% of voters were concerned about Biden's mental and physical fitness to serve as president for a second term. This compares to 34% of voters with major concerns over Trump.
Trump's attacks aren't just a sarcastic jab at Biden. Trump, who is just three years older than Biden, stated in a recent article that he did not think the president had reached a certain age to run for another term.
Trump stated that he was not old, but he is grossly incompetent in a recent Sirius XM interview with Megyn Kell on her show of the same name.
Trump, instead of focusing on Biden's age, tries to portray him as 'incompetent' and a 'cognitively-impaired' person. He argues that this is not just about his age.
Trump said to Kelly, 'I've got many friends who are in their 80s. Age is an interesting thing because some people have a lot of sharpness and others lose it.