President Donald Trump on Tuesday accused the former Vice President Joe Biden of having worsening “dementia” after the Democrat candidate forgot the name of Senator Mitt Romney and said he was running for the Senate.
“Mitt can’t be thrilled about this! Joe also said yesterday he’s running for the U.S. Senate (again) and totally forgot where he was (wrong State!),” the president wrote in an early morning Twitter rampage, pointing to other gaffes from the former vice president on the campaign trail.
Trump added: “Joe has never been a nice or kind guy, so it’s easier to find this obvious & rapidly getting worse ‘dementia’ unacceptable for USA!”
Mitt can’t be thrilled about this! Joe also said yesterday he’s running for the U.S. Senate (again) and totally forgot where he was (wrong State!). Joe has never been a nice or kind guy, so it’s easier to find this obvious & rapidly getting worse “dementia” unacceptable for USA! https://t.co/QIpH7RDfAV
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 13, 2020
The president linked to an article with a video of Biden speaking to reporters on the Tarmac Monday about the confirmation hearing for Judge Amy Coney Barrett.
The Democratic presidential nominee seemed to lose his train of thought when asked a question by a reporter about whether Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett’s Catholic faith was fair game for questions at her Senate confirmation hearing.
He said the mother of seven should not have to face questions over her religion from senators who claim she won’t be able to separate her morals – as a devout Catholic – from her position on the Supreme Court.
“No, I don’t think there should be any questions about her faith,” Biden said, adding a personal anecdote about the time he and President Barack Obama ran against Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election.
‘“You may remember, I got in trouble when we were running against the senator who was a Mormon—the governor,’ Biden said of Romney’s religion.
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At a campaign event in Toledo, Ohio, Biden accidentally said he was running for the Senate.
“You know, we have to come together. That’s why I’m running. I’m running as a proud Democrat for the Senate when I ran as a proud Democrat for vice president, and I’m running as a proud Democrat for president. But I promise you this, I will govern as an American president,” said Biden, 77, a former senator from Delaware.
Trump quickly responded: “I’m running as a proud Democrat, for the Senate’. Sleepy Joe Biden today,” Trump tweeted on Monday. “It’s only going to get worse. It is not sustainable for our County [sic] – China will own us!!!!”
“I’m running as a proud Democrat, for the Senate”. Sleepy Joe Biden today. It’s only going to get worse. It is not sustainable for our County – China will own us!!!!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 12, 2020
Later, at a campaign rally in Sanford, Fla., Trump, 74, once again called out Biden’s error.
“Sleepy Joe Biden, not a nice guy, by the way … He had a very bad day today,” the president told his supporters.
“If I ever had a day like he had today, they’d say, ‘It’s over. It’s over.’ … He forgot Mitt Romney’s name. He didn’t know what state he was in. And he said today he’s a proud Democrat running for the US Senate,” Trump continued.