Joe Biden kicked the week off with yet another one of his head spinning gaffes – making a claim that left even his supporters questioning if this man is mentally fit for the presidency.
In a brief and underwhelming campaign event in Toledo, Ohio, the Democratic nominee repeated a claim he’s made before – that he is running for Senate.
“You know, we have to come together. That’s why I’m running. I’m running as a proud Democrat for the Senate,” Biden said.
Back in February, the Democrat told supporters the same thing at an event in South Carolina which marks a troubling trend for the soon to be 78 year-old presidential candidate.
“Where I come from, you don’t go very far unless you ask. My name’s Joe Biden. I’m a Democratic candidate for the United State’s Senate. Look me over. If you like what you see, help out. If not, vote for the other Biden. Give me a look though, OK?”
In Toledo on Monday, claiming he was once again running for Senate wasn’t the Democrats’ only embarrassing moment. Biden seemingly forgot Mitt Romney’s name when he was asked a rare question by a reporter about whether or not Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s faith should be considered during her confirmation to the Supreme Court.
Biden answered no, due to the fact that he once “got in trouble” for “taking on” the “senator who was a Mormon.”
“You may remember, I got in trouble when we were running against the senator who was a Mormon, the governor, OK? And I took him on,” Biden said referencing then-former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, the Republican nominee for president against Barack Obama in the 2012 election. Romney was elected Utah senator in 2018.
President Trump jumped all over the Biden mishaps, calling him out on Twitter.
“Sleepy Joe Biden had a particularly bad day today. He couldn’t remember the name of Mitt Romney, said again he was running for the U.S. Senate, and forgot what State he was in. If I did any of this, it would be disqualifying. With him, he’s just Sleepy Joe!” Trump exclaimed.
During Joe’s Monday appearance, Ohio Trump supporters drowned out parts of his speech with enthusiastic chants of “four more years,” “Trump,” and “USA!”
The Democrats have been doing their best to shelter the senile old candidate as of late – minimalizing his raw public appearances, which includes successfully lobbying for the cancellation of the second presidential debate despite the president making a full recovery from the coronavirus.
That hasn’t stopped Joe from embarrassing himself, however, as just last week a clip went viral depicting the Democratic nominee boasting about being able to stay home in his basement while “some Black woman” was stacking grocery shelves.
“’Jeez, the reason I was able to stay sequestered in my home is because some Black woman was able to stack the grocery shelf,'” Biden is heard saying in the clip captured from a roundtable event in Tampa, FL.