Donald Trump is going viral for his ruthless imitation of U.S. President Joe Biden’s confused public appearances.
During an appearance at the California Republican Party convention, Trump questioned whether the 80-year-old is fit to lead the country.
“Does anybody think he’s going to make it to the starting gate?” Trump asked as the crowd thundered back “no!”
“I mean the guy can’t find his way off of a stage. Look, here’s a stage … I’ve never seen this stupid stage before. I’ve never seen it. But if I walk left there’s a stair and if I walk right there’s a stair,” Trump joked, before starting to spin in circles and throwing his hands up in the air. “This guy gets up [and asks], ‘Where am I? Where the hell am I?’”
The rant was seemingly a swipe at Biden’s gaffe exiting a rally in Pittsburgh last year.
“How is it possible that Joe Biden never knows how to leave the stage?” Outkick founder Clay Travis asked at the time, sharing a clip of the incident on social media. “Every speech. He’s always lost if there isn’t someone to immediately grab his elbow and lead him.”
Last month, the commander-in-chief made another blunder while meeting Brazil’s president, walking into a giant flag onstage and wandering off when Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva tried to offer him his hand during a meeting at the United Nations.
Biden also recently mangled LL Cool J’s name and called the rapper “boy” in a speech at the Congressional Black Caucus Phoenix Awards.
Earlier this year, Biden was criticized after referring to Wes Moore, Maryland’s first black governor, as a “boy.”
Known for taking tumbles, news website Axios’ reported Biden has adopted measures of a “don’t-trip strategy” as he ramps up his campaign for re-election next year.
But recent polls suggest voters are concerned about Biden’s age heading into the 2024 presidential race, even though Trump is only three years younger than Biden.
Last month, during an interview with Tucker Carlson, Trump said Biden “is worse mentally than he is physically, and physically he’s not exactly a triathlete.”
Trump continued his assault on the president, adding that he “can’t lift his feet out of the grass.”
The Republican presidential frontrunner then slammed Biden for holidaying at the beach over the summer.
“Then you see him on the beach where he can’t lift a chair. Those chairs are meant to be light, right? I don’t know what they’re doing with the beach. The beach seems to be playing a big role. They love pictures of him on the beach. I think he looks terrible on the beach.”
But some have questioned if Trump is fit for the presidency himself after he warned that Biden is leading the United States into “World War II.”
“We have a man who is totally corrupt and the worst president in the history of our country, who is cognitively impaired. In no condition to lead and is now in charge of dealing with Russia, and possible nuclear war. Just think of it. We would be in World War II very quickly,” Trump mistakenly said.
“Please tell me this is fake,” Ian Miles Cheong, a conservative commentator, wrote.
Elsewhere in Trump’s speech at the California Republican Party convention, the fiery leader had a message for would-be shoplifters as the state grapples with a shoplifting crisis.
“We will immediately stop all of the pillaging and theft. Very simply: If you rob a store, you can fully expect to be shot as you are leaving that store,” he said, promising he’ll be a tough-on-crime president.
“The word that they shoot you will get out within minutes and our nation, in one day, will be an entirely different place. There must be retribution for theft and destruction and the ruination of our country.”
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