Donald Trump was mocked on social media when he criticised President Joe Biden for being unable to “put two sentences together.”
On Saturday, during the Team Trump Nevada Commit to Caucus event at Stoney’s Rockin’ Country in Las Vegas, Trump mocked Biden, his expected opponent in the 2024 election, for his obvious cognitive impairment. The Republican primary contender stated that the incumbent president is too old to run for re-election.
Some Democratic supporters believe that the 80-year-old Biden should not run for president again, citing the president’s history of gaffes and muddled remarks while speaking in public.
As video of Trump’s rambling address in Las Vegas circulated online, many speculated that the Republican may be suffering from similar speech issues.
“Today he couldn’t find the door again,” Trump claimed about Biden. “He can’t put two sentences together and he’s in charge of nuclear warfare.” Trump also impersonated Biden after the “stuff has worn off, so he’s incoherent” by aimlessly pacing around the stage as if confused, asking, “Where am I?” to laughter and applause from the audience.
“Honestly, we shouldn’t be laughing, we should be crying,” Trump stated at the time. “Because honestly they’re destroying our country, these incompetent fools.”
User @Acyn, who routinely shares footage of political personalities’ speeches and interviews online, posted a clip of Trump delivering the ‘can’t put two sentences together’ statement on X, formerly Twitter.
The video was then manipulated to show Trump making disparate remarks during the same speech, telling the audience, “They’re not doing well.” They’re not being treated—and they are—they’re currently at a level—I believe we’ll get—so we’re at 28.”
Ben Meiselas, co-founder of the news website Meidas Touch, commented on the video, saying, “He’s really not well.” This isn’t a troll attack on him. He’s certainly going through a difficult time.”
Matt Flammable, an author and political scientist, said, “More projection than a 12-screen cineplex.”
Former Media Matters for America analyst Steward Beckham stated, “The power of disinformation is so great that a major portion of a presidential campaign speech can simply be projection.”
In response to the video, one X user posted a gif of Trump’s wife, former first lady Melania Trump, blinking with the remark “Omg, when will it all end?”
Another X user said, “Shouldn’t laugh, but will.”
Emails were sent to Trump’s office and the White House seeking reaction.
During his speech, Trump also had a message for his former Vice President Mike Pence, who announced his withdrawal from the Republican primary at the Republican Jewish Coalition’s annual gathering in Las Vegas on Saturday.
Pence, whose relationship with Trump soured in the aftermath of the January 6 Capitol Hill incident, dropped out of the race after “it became clear to me it’s not my time.” He was down in the polls and struggling to raise campaign funding.
“Everyone who leaves seemed to be backing me. I’m not sure about Mike Pence. “He should back me up,” Trump remarked.
“Do you know why?” I had a wonderful and prosperous presidency, and he was the vice president. He should support me. I chose him and appointed him vice president, but politicians can be quite disloyal.”