Former Vice President Joe Biden is making things a little too easy for the Trump campaign these days.
With the nation rocked by an unprecedented national emergency brought on by the Chinese virus, COVID-19, and President Donald Trump preoccupied as commander in chief with providing relief to the American people, Biden is desperately trying to stay relevant.
Social distancing, one of the prescribed cures for the Wuhan virus, has put an end to stumping on the campaign trail, and town halls and forums are out so Biden is pretty much dependent on national television appearances and making ads from his home in Wilmington, Delaware, to stay before voters.
But it would help the candidate not to use phrases like, “I’m locked in my basement.”
The Trump campaign jumped on that to tweet: “Joe Biden says they are keeping him locked in the basement … are they worried he will wander off and get lost?”
Joe Biden says they are keeping him locked in the basement … are they worried he will wander off and get lost? pic.twitter.com/F3nz7OrYKe
— Trump War Room – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) April 8, 2020
Of course, the tweet is a play on the swirling questions about the 77-year-old Biden’s visibly diminished mental capacities.
Trump has made it clear that Biden’s cognitive abilities are game in the 2020 election, as he said at a Fox News town hall in Scranton, Pennsylvania, last month “something is going on.”
The president’s assessment was in response to Biden saying during a debate that “150 million people have been killed [by guns] since 2007.”
But gaffes are the order of the day when it comes to the Democrat, as seen in another tweet shared by the Trump campaign.
Talking about a 10-point “Make it Work” plan he offered the Trump administration to help with the response to the coronavirus crisis, Biden flubbed the name, calling it the “Make Work” checklist.
Which, if you think about it, may be a more appropriate title.
OOPS! Joe Biden forgot the name of his own plan, calling it the “Make Work” checklist instead of “Make It Work.”
You were so close, Sleepy Joe! pic.twitter.com/dTYPfjsdlU
— Trump War Room – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) April 7, 2020
As for the national television appearances, Biden raised eyebrows on Sunday during an interview with ABC’s “This Week,” uttering nonsensical gibberish when answering a question about voting amid the crisis.
“[W]e’ve never, never let our democracy sakes second fiddle, way they, we can both have a democracy and elections, and at the same time correct the public health,” he said at one point.
This prompted Donald Trump Jr. to respond, “Totally nothing wrong with this guy.”
All of this being just the tip of the iceberg, as the Trump campaign repeatedly states online: “He’s not up for this, folks.”
@TheDemocrats have been pushing “Make Work” programs for years. Jobs with no value to society. Obviously, that is why he is confused.
— Scott Witlin 🧢 (@ScottWitlin) April 7, 2020
He seems he aged 10 years this month
— zz44 (@dcostanzo4444) April 8, 2020
I feel bad for him…he is ill.
— Jessica L Mattingly (@JLMattingly23) April 7, 2020
— Qster (@mandryee) April 7, 2020
Wake up Sleepy Joe!!!
— Arepublicans Media (@arepublicans45) April 7, 2020
Wonder how many of the 10 he remembered.
— Peggy Abbitt (@glamgirl51) April 7, 2020
— @bhaynes291 (@bhaynes291) April 7, 2020
— Tower (@towerpalms) April 8, 2020
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