NEW YORK (Dagbladet): During his recent public meetings, Trump has taken to imitating Biden to huge cheers from his loyal followers. Here, Trump mocks Biden by feigning extreme confusion, stuttering, mumbling, and wandering around the stage like a frail old man.
Biden, who will be 82 years old if he wins re-election next year. His age is constantly highlighted as a weakness by political opponents, but also within the Democratic Party there is great concern. However, Trump, who is clearly leading the Republican race to become the party’s presidential nominee, is only a few years his junior.
Recently, Trump has also made several blunders, which have led his Republican rivals to claim they see signs of his poor performance, he writes. The New York Times.
On Sunday, for example, Trump was in Sioux City, Iowa, for a public meeting. There he thanked his followers in Sioux Falls, a South Dakota city twelve miles away. The former president did not correct the mistake until he was pulled aside and told about it.
At another rally earlier this month, Trump tried to mock Biden by pretending he had messed up in Iowa and Idaho and needed an aide to correct the mistake.
In recent weeks, Trump has also told his supporters that they do not need to vote. He claimed that he defeated former President Barack Obama in the elections. He claimed that the United States was on the brink of World War II. He claimed that Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban is the “leader of Türkiye.”
He also attacked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, while praising the Hezbollah armed movement in Lebanon. He also repeatedly mispronounced the name of the Palestinian organization Hamas, appearing to call it “Al-Hummus.”
– Not so fast
This is a different Donald Trump than he was in 2015 and 2016. He’s not that fast anymore. In 2016, he spoke without inhibitions. It was everywhere in the country. Now he’s just a different man. It’s sad to see, says Florida Governor and Republican presidential candidate Ron DeSantis mediate.
– What Trump is doing now is that he is married to a teleprompter. He can’t do without that teleprompter. And every time he does, he says things like, “Don’t vote,” as Florida’s governor claims.
Another Republican presidential candidate, Nikki Haley, 51, began her campaign earlier this year by calling for mental testing for all presidential candidates over the age of 75. She called this out again recently.
On Saturday, she was in Las Vegas attacking Trump’s comments about Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and Hezbollah, suggesting the former president is not smart enough to return to the White House.
Let me remind you – with all due respect – that I am not at a loss, she told donors, according to the New York Times.
Biden’s campaign organization also included clippings Social media Because Trump called Hamas “hummus.”
– Trump, looking confused, once again declares Hamas is wrong, writes Biden campaign.
There’s a lot to deal with
Aging is not necessarily the reason for Trump’s blunders. He undoubtedly has a lot to think about and is exposed to increasing pressure and legal problems.
Recently, he sat, among other things, in court in New York where he is being sued for fraud on a large scale by inflating the value of his assets. This week, sons Eric and Donald Jr. will also testify before Trump himself and daughter Ivanka testify next week.
This situation would likely destroy large parts of his business enterprise. In addition, he is charged with 91 counts in four other criminal cases across the country. Some of his co-defendants have now entered into plea deals and are cooperating with prosecutors.
– The strongest candidate
The new polls also show that voters are significantly more negative about Biden’s age than Trump’s, even though there are only a few years between the two grandparents. While two-thirds of voters say Biden is too old to run for re-election, only 50% say the same about Trump, according to the Associated Press.
Trump spokesman Stephen Cheung points out that Trump has a superior lead in the Republican primary campaign, and that Trump also has a small lead over Biden when the two are compared in polls about the same election.
President Trump is still in control because people know he is the stronger candidate. By contrast, Biden falls on stage, mumbles his way through speeches, feels confused about where to go, and stumbles down the stairs of Air Force One. It is not possible to correct this, and it will remain in voters’ memories, as Cheung claims, according to the New York Times.
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