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Trump Mocks Biden After Democrat Declares He’s Running For The Senate, Forgets Romney’s Name

"Sleepy Joe Biden today. It's only going to get worse."
CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 12: Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden replaces his face mask after delivering remarks during a voter-mobilization event at the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal October 12, 2020 in Cincinnati, Ohio. With 21 days until the election, Biden is campaigning in Toledo and Cincinnati. (Photo by
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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is a self-described gaffe machine, and with 21 days left in the campaign, President Donald Trump is taking aim at his proclivity toward misspeaking.

Campaigning Monday in Toledo, Ohio, where he addressed United Auto Workers at a General Motors powertrain plant, Biden said, “You know, we have to come together. That’s why I’m running. I’m running as a proud Democrat for the Senate, when I ran as a proud Democrat for vice president, and I’m running as a proud Democrat for president. But I promise you this, I will govern as an American president.”

Biden also appeared to to forget the name of Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT), who was the GOP nominee for president in 2012. “I got in trouble when we were running against that senator who was a Mormon, the governor,” he said.

Trump happily seized up on the blunders, writing on Twitter: “‘Biden losing big in Florida. Only Fake Polls show otherwise! Bad for Healthcare. Thinks he’s running for the Senate. Forgot Mitt Romney’s name, and where he was! ‘I’m running as a proud Democrat, for the Senate.’ Sleepy Joe Biden today. It’s only going to get worse. It is not sustainable for our County – China will own us!!!!’

Trump later wrote on Twitter: “Mitt can’t be thrilled about this! Joe also said yesterday he’s running for the U.S. Senate (again) and totally forgot where he was (wrong State!). Joe has never been a nice or kind guy, so it’s easier to find this obvious & rapidly getting worse “dementia” unacceptable for USA!”

Trump took aim at Biden again during a Monday evening campaign rally in Sanford, Florida. “Sleepy Joe Biden, not a nice guy, by the way. He had a very bad day today,” Trump said.

“If I ever had a day like he had today, they’d say: ‘It’s over. It’s over. He forgot Mitt Romney’s name. He didn’t know what state he was in. And he said today he’s a proud Democrat running for the US Senate,” Trump said. “Could you imagine if I did that? ‘Great to be with you. It’s great to be a wonderful developer from New York.’ They’d say: ‘He’s out of here. Get him out.'”

“The one thing I know for sure, President Xi of China, President Putin of Russia, Kim Jong Un — they are 100% sharp. We have someone running who is not 100%, he’s not 80%, he’s not 60%,” Trump said.

It wasn’t the first time Biden, 77, forgot what office he was running for.

“You’re the ones who sent Barack Obama the presidency,” Biden said in February while campaigning in South Carolina. “And I have a simple proposition here: I’m here to ask you for your help. 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 States 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?”

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