Trump says Biden has ‘DEMENTIA’ after Dem forgets Mitt Romney’s name and claims he’s running ‘for SENATE’
DONALD Trump claimed on Tuesday that Joe Biden has "dementia" after he forgot Senator Mitt Romney's name and mistakenly said again that he's running for the Senate.
The Democratic nominee misspoke on the campaign trail while answering reporters’ questions before heading to his campaign event in Ohio.
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Trump, 74, tweeted about 77-year-old Biden's gaffe on Tuesday.
"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!"
On Monday, the president said "Sleepy Joe Biden," was having "a particularly bad day today."
"He couldn’t remember the name of Mitt Romney, said again he was running for the U.S. Senate, and forgot what State he was in.
"If I did any of this, it would be disqualifying. With him, he’s just Sleepy Joe!" Trump tweeted.
In a follow-up tweet, Trump wrote: "Biden losing big in Florida. Only Fake Polls show otherwise! Bad for Healthcare," the president wrote.
"Thinks he's running for the Senate. Forgot Mitt Romney's name, and where he was!"
Trump repeated in another tweet Biden saying he was "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!!!!"
Trump was in Sanford, Florida, on Monday and repeated the two gaffes: "Sleepy Joe Biden, not a nice guy, by the way. He had a very bad day today.
"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 joked: "Could you imagine if I did that? Great to be with you. It's great to be a wonderful developer from New York.
"They'd say: 'He's out of here. Get him out.''"
He said that Biden "has got a lot of bad days coming."
Trump added: "The one thing I know for sure, President Xi of China, President Putin of Russia, Kim Jong-un – they are 100 percent sharp.
"We have someone running who is not 100 percent, he's not 80 percent, he's not 60 percent."
A reporter asked the former vice president if Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s faith should be considered in her confirmation hearings to become a Supreme Court justice.
Biden indicated that her faith should not be considered, but made the gaffe while bringing up a time when he ran into problems questioning an opponent’s faith.
"You may remember, I got in trouble when we were running against the senator who was a Mormon, the governor, OK? And I took him on," Biden said.
"No one's faith should be questioned.”
Biden did not remember Romney’s name on the spot while speaking to reporters.
Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts, was the Republican nominee for president when Barack Obama ran for re-election in 2012.
The ex-governor has been serving as a senator in Utah since winning the seat in 2018.
Biden made his second gaffe later on Monday, while wrapping up his speech at a drive-in campaign event in Toledo, Ohio.
The Democratic presidential nominee said: ”You know, we have to come together. That's why I'm running. I'm running as a proud Democrat for the Senate.”
He did not correct himself at the end of that sentence, but continued on correctly in his next lines: "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.”
Biden incorrectly said he was running for Senate in February, while asking voters in South Carolina for their support at a Democratic event.
"Where I come from, you don't go very far unless you ask. My name's Joe Biden. I'm a Democratic candidate for the United States Senate,” he said at the time.
“Look me over. If you like what you see, help out. If not, vote for the other Biden. Give me a look though, OK?"
Biden served as a senator for Delaware from 1973 to 2009, and as vice president from 2009 to 2017.
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