Former President Donald Trump remains hot on the campaign trail, mercilessly mocking his 2020 rival, current President Joe Biden.
At a recent campaign stop in Las Vegas, Trump even went so far as to perform a full physical comedy routine in which he mocked the 80-year-old Biden for his inability to find his way off the stage.
“He can’t put two sentences together and he’s responsible for nuclear warfare,” Trump told a crowd of enthusiastic supporters.
Trump pointed to Biden’s often confused exit from the stage after public speeches, telling the audience he was better at locating exits than his likely opponent in 2024.
“I see a staircase there, I see a staircase there.” “If I had to, I’d jump straight off that front end thing (and point to the front of the stage) – we could do it, it’s about three feet high” , he said.
Trump then began a pantomime routine showing Biden getting lost while looking for an exit from the podium.
Donald Trump has mercilessly mocked President Joe Biden as both men run for another term in the Oval Office
“At this point, everything is worn out, he’s completely incoherent,” Trump said of the president’s state of mind when he finished his speech.
He then spun in a circle around the stage, mimicking the way Biden often looks lost as he waits for a moderator to accompany him from the podium.
At one point, Trump turned toward the background of the speech and began waving his arms in mock confusion.
The supportive crowd was beside itself, and as Trump finished speaking, they began chanting his name.
At a rally last week, Trump mocked Biden for using the “children’s stairs” to board Air Force One.
Biden used a shorter staircase to board and disembark the presidential plane after suffering a series of high-profile stumbles.
“Crooked Joe can’t even walk up the children’s stairs,” Trump said with a laugh.
He said in New Hampshire that potential voters would likely want a leader who would be able to walk “nice and high” from Air Force One while “waving to everyone” without fear of falling.
Pointing to the much shorter, sturdier staircase that folds out from the belly of the plane that Biden used after his widely seen accidents, he ripped into his potential opponent: “This guy goes to the little staircase.” We call them those Children’s stairs.
“And now he’s made it a common practice because he can’t make it all the way up or down,” Trump said.
Trump has ridiculed Biden’s apparent physical decline, manifested in confused stage exits, public falls and adjustments on the stairs of Air Force One
Video shows First Lady Jill Biden helping her 80-year-old husband leave the stage after the couple delivered keynote speeches at the Human Rights Campaign dinner
Last month, Biden was ushered off the stage at an event by his wife, first lady Jill Biden – who was frequently seen throughout her presidency directing her husband when he appeared unable to do it himself .
After the couple each gave a speech at a Human Rights Campaign dinner in Washington, DC, Jill rejoined her husband on stage to lead him toward the exit.
During his nearly three years in office, Biden has suffered a particularly high number of public outbursts, leading the media and public to question his physical fitness for the job.
In May, Biden fell to the ground at the Air Force Academy’s commencement ceremony. The incident caused concern inside and outside the White House and led to some adjustments to his travel protocol.
In a dramatic video of the event, the president appeared to trip over a black sandbag that was placed on the stage where the president was congratulating the graduates.
“I got thrown into a sandbag,” he joked to reporters after the fall.
Last June, Biden suffered an embarrassing fall from his bicycle in front of the press. while spending time at his weekend home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.
As he lay on the ground for ten seconds, gasping could be heard before Secret Service helped him.
The President is helped after he falls during graduation at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado
Biden, the oldest US president ever, sits on the pavement after falling earlier this year
After the president unexpectedly fell in June, he gasped as he tried to get off his bike to chat with a crowd gathered along a bike path in Rehoboth Beach
The White House later said his foot got caught in a pedal while trying to dismount and he was not injured.
Biden has also repeatedly stumbled and suffered near-spills while boarding and disembarking Air Force One during various foreign and domestic visits.
Although Biden is targeting a 2024 re-election campaign, polls show that (at least) 73 percent of Americans believe he is too old for the job.
At 80, two-thirds of his own party consider the president to be too old.