- The 2024 race is shaping up to be a slog over libel and stumbling blocks
- President Joe Biden’s campaign is trying to highlight former President Donald Trump’s recent blunders in hopes of boosting Biden’s poll numbers at his age
- More Americans are currently concerned about Biden’s age than Trump’s, despite a three-and-a-half year separation between the two politicians
The 2024 race threatens to become a slog over libel and stumbles when 80-year-old President Joe Biden ultimately faces 77-year-old former President Donald Trump, the Republican front-runner.
On Monday, Trump’s campaign spokesperson lashed out at Biden and drew attention to his senior moments after The Messenger highlighted the Biden campaign’s plan to spotlight a “confused” and “slurping” Trump.
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One message on the Biden campaign’s account asked, “Is Donald Trump OK?” and featured a series of highlights of blunders and strange moments.
“The Biden campaign must be as confused as their own candidate because Biden is in a constant state of confusion, shuffling around like a Roomba and falling to his knees before the American people because he is weak and fragile,” Trump spokesperson said Steve. Cheung said in a statement to DailyMail.com on Monday morning, hitting back.
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The Trump campaign has mocked Biden’s physical stumbles for months, with Trump doing a bit at his campaign rallies where he pretended to be the president who got lost while coming off stage.
“But even more damning is that Biden is just stupid,” Cheung’s attack continued. “He doesn’t have the intelligence to run a high school book club, let alone the entire country.”
Polls have shown that voters are harder on Biden because of his age than Trump, who is only three and a half years younger than the Democrat.
The recent one disastrous New York Times/Siena poll found that 71 percent of voters in six battleground states think Biden is too old to be president, while 39 percent said the same about Trump.
The Associated-Press NORC Poll last August showed a similar disparity, although the numbers were higher for both candidates — with 77 percent saying so of Biden and 51 percent — a majority — saying so of Trump.
Biden’s campaign hopes to narrow that gap by also highlighting Trump’s mistakes.
“What the Biden campaign is amplifying are simply examples of Donald Trump’s erratic and dangerous behavior,” a Biden campaign official told The Messenger. “What we’ve seen pretty consistently is an uneven reporting when it comes to these things… What we’re doing is filling the void for a press corps that doesn’t seem interested in reporting on either Donald Trump or Joe Biden. the same.’
Trump’s team has highlighted Biden’s stumbles — both physical and verbal — including his fall over a sandbag in June during the commencement ceremony at the US Air Force Academy
A report from the end of October from the left-leaning Media Matters found that among cable news networks, only the liberal MSNBC had covered four of Trump’s recent gaffes and still spent just 35 minutes on the topic.
Trump had confused the leaders of Turkey and Hungary, who called Biden “Obama,” with his brother Jeb, the former governor of Florida — suggesting it was Jeb, a 2016 Republican primary rival, who got the country into trouble. the war in Iraq.
The gaffe that got the most airtime on cable news was Trump saying he would keep the country out of World War II, a conflict that ended 78 years ago.
Former Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill noted on MSNBC that Trump was a “gaffe machine of incompetence” and that Democrats needed to highlight that.
She said she had spoken to Biden’s team about “slapping Trump in the nose over his inability to lead and his incompetence.”
“I think it’s time for them to stop thinking that everyone is going to say, ‘Oh God, Biden has done a lot,’” McCaskill said. “And to focus on the binary choice between someone who would be a danger to our democracy and the world and someone who is going to surround himself with strong, competent people and lead a competent government.”