Presidential candidate Joe Biden hasn’t had the greatest of weeks as the former vice president succumbed to a roasting from both sides of the aisle for his racist “you ain’t black” remarks.
President Donald Trump took note of Biden’s mental incompetence, saying his frequent gaffes represent a lack of self-awareness.
Trump was asked during an interview with WJLA if he could think of any redeeming qualities that Biden has that would make him a formidable opponent in the November election.
But, other than the former vice president’s experience, Trump had a hard time trying to find any strong qualities. “Well, I would have said experience, but he doesn’t really have experience because I don’t think he remembers what he did yesterday,” Trump said.
“So how is that experience? He’s been there a long time. He was never known as a smart person.
Trump took not of Biden’s mental incompetence saying his frequent gaffes represent a lack of self-awareness.
Host Sharyl Attkisson asked Trump to try and “one good thing” about Joe Biden, but there wasn’t an answer.
Trump did, however, torch Biden on his weaknesses.
“He’s got many. I can talk about weak points all day long,” the president said.
The Presdient added that Biden is “not mentally sharp enough to be president.”
“Biden doesn’t know, I mean, he doesn’t know he’s alive,” Trump continued. “I’m against somebody. Think of it. I’m against somebody that can’t answer simple questions. I’ve never seen anything like it, but here’s what I am against.”
“I’m against a very powerful party, the Democrats, and they can take this glass of water and say that’s your candidate.”
But Joe Biden’s mental fitness is not just an easy target for Trump and Republicans; it has now become the elephant in the room for the Democrats, who seem to be either unaware or blatantly ignoring his increasingly frequent gaffes.
Matthew Rosza wrote in Salon that Biden’s mental acuity should be questioned and both him (and Trump) to be more forthcoming about it, politics aside:
We’re already seeing that with Trump’s self-absorption caused him to waste precious time, America needed to prepare for the coronavirus pandemic, and one recent study estimates that 36,000 people died because of delays in lockdowns that Trump could have taken the initiative to implement.
As Lee pointed out, there is an apt analogy to be found in how President Woodrow Wilson suffered a debilitating stroke with a year-and-a-half left in his second term, rendering him unable to fulfill his duties during an influenza epidemic, the delicate peacemaking tasks after World War I and America’s mission to give women the right to vote and prohibit alcohol.
Do the Democrats know Biden is running out of selling points?
Between the sexual assault allegations from former Senate staffer Tara Reade alleged corruption in Ukraine, and his diminishing mental capacity, the Democrats have been accused of trying to flog a dead horse.
Besides Biden’s recent racist comments, he also declared that “nobody” should be jailed for drug offenses, “no matter what the crime,” not a good policy for voters who want to reduce violent drug-related crimes in their cities and neighborhoods.
“If you are in prison, if you are convicted of a crime — No one should be going to jail for drug crime. Period. Nobody. Nobody. No matter what the crime,” he declared.