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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden sparked more concerns over his mental health after strange moments in his campaign speech from Pittsburgh.
The former vice president accused President Trump of “stoking violence” and called him a “toxic presence” during his first major campaign speech since the Democratic National Convention. But his remarks, delivered in front of a former Pittsburgh steel mill, gained instant social media attention for one particular moment that sent the video trending on Twitter.
This is why the Biden campaign doesn’t want him to leave his basement — this guy isn’t playing with a full deck and it is so irresponsible that the media covers this up… pic.twitter.com/HJ2dJI3jpx
— Eric Trump (@EricTrump) September 1, 2020
“This is why the Biden campaign doesn’t want him to leave his basement — this guy isn’t playing with a full deck and it is so irresponsible that the media covers this up…” the president’s son, Eric Trump, tweeted.
Biden had ventured out of his home in Wilmington, Del., where he has been hiding out through the coronavirus pandemic. His trip to Pennsylvania Monday had limited supporters as his campaign team did not want to take any risks with the virus.
At one point during his remarks, Biden seemed to struggle to string words together into a complete sentence.
“COVID has taken this year — just since the outbreak — has taken 100 year. Look, here’s…the lives…it’s just…I mean, think about it. More lives this year than any other year for the past 100 years,” the 77-year-old said.
Anyone struggling to follow what he said exactly could just read the words as shared by the Reagan Battalion on Twitter.
Breaking: Important statement from democratic presidential nominee @JoeBiden on COVID-19.
— Reagan Battalion (@ReaganBattalion) August 31, 2020
“OMG. This isn’t a mispronunciation or stumbling over a few words. This is really bad,” Republican activist and co-founder of the WalkAway movement, Brandon Straka tweeted.
The Trump campaign shared the video along with the seemingly confused sign language interpreter.
Joe Biden: “Covid has taken this year, just since the outbreak, has taken more than 100 year, look, here’s, the lives, it’s just, when you think about it.” pic.twitter.com/D3dDY6njfD
— Trump War Room – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) September 1, 2020
Fox News host Sean Hannity noted how Biden took no questions and left the podium silently at the end of his speech.
Bizarre Biden moment… ignores questions, hurries away from podium pic.twitter.com/jsjEGJK1zt
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) September 1, 2020
Biden’s Wall Street supporters and others were soon advising that he skip the presidential debates.
BREAKING: Some @JoeBiden Wall Street supporters say they are advising that he skip debating @realDonaldTrump or agree to a debate only if Trump releases his taxes and if a fact checker monitors. Sounds far fetched but this is being discussed more now @TeamCavuto @FoxNews
— Charles Gasparino (@CGasparino) August 31, 2020
“I like Joe Biden. But there’s a reason they’ve kept him hidden in the basement. This is hard to watch,” Fox Sports Radio host Clay Travis tweeted.
Many others also weighed in on the latest of many flubs and gaffes that have dogged the Democrat since he launched his campaign.
Prepared remarks vs. what actually came out of Biden’s mouth
“COVID has taken more lives this year than any outbreak in more than 100 years. More than 180,000 lives in just six months. An average of 1,000 people dying every day in the month of August.”pic.twitter.com/mVGzWJheWW
— Brent Scher (@BrentScher) August 31, 2020
McEnany answered questions for 30 minutes.
Trump is holding a briefing at 5:30 and will answer questions for 30 minutes.
Biden held an event at 2pm, claimed COVID has taken “More lives this year than any other year for the past 100 years” and ran out without a single question.
— Kelb Hull (@CalebJHull) August 31, 2020
Would anyone let this man handle their checkbook. He is incapacitated. I really don’t think he will make it to the election. His family needs to stop this. It’s truly sad
— ted (@smelky_kid) September 1, 2020
It’s even worse when you see it written down….
— 🇺🇸American Made🇺🇸 (@slvrbltbeergirl) September 1, 2020
I am SHOCKED Biden didn’t take questions. Everything was going so well. 😳https://t.co/tXVpLeU6GZ
— Kimberly Guilfoyle (@kimguilfoyle) August 31, 2020
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