Bumbling Joe Biden said Donald Trump is the ‘sitting President’ as the confused 81-year-old stumbled through an economic speech in South Carolina over the weekend.
The President tried to shore up support for another term as he tore into the former president during a dinner on Saturday that celebrated the state and its large base of black voters.
Along with bashing Trump about his view on the US economy, Biden also said his Republican rival failed to support the rights of black citizens was a threat to democracy.
‘The American consumers are facing real confidence in the economy we’re building. Let me tell you who else is noticing that- Donald Trump,’ Biden said in his speech.
The President then started to fumble his words as he tried to collect his thoughts and said: ‘Did you see what he recently said about- he want’s to, he wants to see the economy crash this year? A Sitting President.’
During a speech in South Carolina on Saturday, President Joe Biden stumbled his words as he attacked Donald Trump and called him a ‘sitting president’
Biden also branded Trump as a ‘loser’ as he brought that his Republican rival ‘refused’ to visit a cemetery in France in honor of fallen US soldiers
Biden also branded Trump as a ‘loser’ as he brought that his Republican rival ‘refused’ to visit a cemetery in France in honor of fallen US soldiers.
‘And referred to those heroes, and I quote, as “suckers and losers.” He actually said that! How dare he say that!’
‘The only loser I see is Donald Trump,’ Biden said.
The President added Trump ‘knows’ that the US economy is ‘good and strong, and getting stronger.’
‘He knows that while it’s good for America, it’s bad for him politically.’
Biden’s newest gaffe came just after he stumbled during another speech at a Wisconsin Brewery where he called Trump a ‘professor’ rather than ‘predecessor,’ before correcting himself.
During his remarks, the President seemed to speak nonsensically as he said: ‘The beer brewed here. It is used to make the brewed beer. During it define, of, Earth Rider.’
‘Thanks for the Great Lakes. I wonder why,’ he added.
Biden is pictured with Democratic Minnesota senator Amy Klobuchar and yellow-vested workers at a bar as he donned a construction hat backward
Separately, a photograph published on the Twitter account of Democratic Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar showed the President at a bar with union workers.
He had donned a hard hat – but was wearing it backward.
Klobuchar held a beer in her hand with yellow-vested workers while Biden, who doesn’t drink, gathered around them and smiled.
Democratic presidential candidate Dean Phillips slammed Biden just hours after he made his confusing speech.
Phillips said Biden displayed ‘physical and communication decline’ and that the issues are ‘self-evident’ as concerns about the President’s age have loomed over his re-election bid.
‘I’m not seeing cognitive decline. Of course, we’re seeing physical and communication decline,’ Phillips later told Fox News on Thursday night.
‘I think that’s self-evident by any video,’ he added. But he didn’t think it was ‘fair’ to suggest Biden was in cognitive decline.
‘He’s a human being. But he’s an 81-year-old man. He’s a human being. Donald Trump’s 77,’ the congressman said.
Phillips went on to add that he still has ‘respect’ for Biden, but throughout his campaign for president, he has made it clear that the country doesn’t want either Trump or Biden on the ticket.
Just before that blunder, Biden had another baffling moment during a speech he gave in Raleigh, North Carolina where he touted the plan to connect thousands of homes to high-speed internet.
Democratic presidential candidate Dean Phillips slammed Biden just hours after his gaffe in Wisconsin and said that the president displayed ‘physical and communication decline’
Biden is seen at a drive-thru at a Cook Out restaurant after his speech mix-up. He is seen shoveling a ‘triple thick’ black and white milkshake into his mouth as he speaks to employees
As he spoke, he briefly got mixed up when he was looking to praise the state’s Democratic Rep. Deborah Ross.
‘Where’s Deborah? I just had my picture taken with her. That’s probably why she left,’ he joked at first.
‘Oh, she couldn’t be here, actually. That’s not true. I got it mixed up,’ he said, awkwardly. ‘You know, she fights very hard for the people of this district and she’s up in Washington right now.’
He carried on and explained the White House goal to ‘connect everyone’ in America to high-speed internet ‘just like Franklin Roosevelt did a generation ago with electricity’.
‘I promised to be president for all America, whether you voted for me or not. These investments help all Americans in red states and blue states as well. We’re not leaving anybody behind.’
North Carolina is a state Biden’s campaign is targeting as a potential pickup in the 2024 race.
After his speech mix-up, Biden then stopped for a sweet treat at a Cook Out restaurant where ordered a ‘triple thick’ black and white milkshake.
He went on to to take selfies and talk to the restaurant workers as he was seen in pictures standing at the drive-thru as he shoveled the milkshake into his mouth.
A new survey revealed that Trump grabbed a six point lead over Biden, as the 2024 election has moved toward a potential rematch after both men prevailed in New Hampshire primaries.
Trump leads Biden by 40 to 34 percentage points in the new Reuters/Ipsos poll of 1,250 adults.
A total of 70 percent of respondents said Biden should not seek re-election while 56 percent said that Trump should not run for office.