In an apparent attempt to distract from the actual presidential gaffe — in which Donald Trump claims the U.S. defense arsenal includes vibrating toothbrushes — the Trump campaign and its Fox partner-in-lies has been circulating the fictitious story that Joe Biden believes George Bush is still president.
It all began Sunday evening as the former vice president and his wife, Jill, were chatting with entertainer George Lopez during Biden’s online “I Will Vote Concert.” Lopez asked Biden the question, “So what if someone is undecided or thinking about not voting – why should they vote and why should they vote for you.”
Biden responded, “First of all the reason they should vote is that there’s a lot on the ballot this year. Not because I’m running but because of who I’m running against, this is the most consequential election in a long, long, long time. The character of the country, in my view, is literally on the ballot.” He then invoked the name of the person to whom he’s talking, George Lopez, and said, “Four more years of, George … we’re gonna find ourselves in a position if Trump gets elected we’re gonna be in a different world.”
There you have it. The man repeated a phrase, hesitated, spoke the name of the man who asked a question and then completed his answer.
— David Weigel (@daveweigel) October 26, 2020
Trump’s campaign pounced and coordinated with its Fox buddies to push out a story that fits into their narrative that Biden is somehow mentally deficient, that he had confused former president Bush with Trump. The current president, of course, had to run with it in a tweet:
His comment that Biden “Got some help from the anchor to get him through the interview” proves he never watched the video before composing his tweet. This, coming from the man who just last week called Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) “Rick Gates” while Gaetz was sitting in front of him, referred to Apple CEO Tim Cook as “Tim Apple” and has botched countless other names.
Why can’t Trump remember anyone’s name??? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/NXWVMcO6Yy
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) September 3, 2020