Donald Trump has mocked ‘Sleepy’ Joe Biden for apparently forgetting who was president after the Democrat candidate said ‘we need to stop four more years of George.’
Biden was last night addressing a virtual concert when he said: ‘Four more years of George, er, George, er, he – we’re going to find ourselves in a position where, if Trump gets elected, we’re going to be in a different world.’
The 77-year-old appeared to receive a prompt from his wife Jill who was sitting beside him, muttering ‘Trump’ under her breath.
Hours later President Trump blasted Biden, tweeting: ‘Joe Biden called me George yesterday. Couldn’t remember my name. Got some help from the anchor to get him through the interview. The Fake News Cartel is working overtime to cover it up!’
Many speculated that Biden was thinking of George W. Bush, president from 2001-09, or perhaps George H.W. who was in office from 1989-93.
Democrats however said that Biden was speaking to George Lopez, one of the hosts of the rally for Latino voters, and whose question he was addressing.
The blunder once again was used by Republicans to raise questions about Biden’s mental capacity – a topic Trump has repeatedly referenced in the run-up to the election.
‘Who’s the president?’ Is the line you a doctor would usually ask if you’d had a bang on the head.
The moment was seized upon by Trump War Room, a pro-Trump group which claims to ‘punch back 10x harder’.
On social media, people were dismayed.
‘Watch his wife saying Trump under her breath 3 times,’ said one.
Another remarked: ‘The look on Jill’s face was like ‘come on Joe, get the train back on the tracks…”
Biden and Jill appeared during the star-studded ‘I Will Vote Concert’ which was headlined by A$AP Ferg, Sara Bareilles, Aloe Blacc, the Black Eyed Peas, Jon Bon Jovi and Cher.
It garnered around 12,000 views and was live-streamed on YouTube.
It comes just two days after the former Vice President said during a campaign video: ‘We have put together, I think, the most extensive and inclusive voter fraud organization in the history of American politics.’
This too was seized upon by the Trump campaign, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany who tweeted: ‘BIDEN ADMITS TO VOTER FRAUD!’
Earlier on Sunday, Biden, in an interview with 60 Minutes, laughed off Trump’s attacks on his mental agility.
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SOURCE: Daily Mail, Harriet Alexander and Ross Ibbetson