President Joe Biden’s recent verbal slip-up during a Democratic Party dinner in South Carolina has sparked renewed mockery from conservatives online. Biden has been known for awkward verbal gaffes during public addresses, dating back to his time as vice president from 2009 to 2017. Some argue that Biden is mentally unfit to lead the nation, while others defend him due to a stutter that may contribute to his public speaking difficulties.
During a heated speech, Biden referred to Trump as a “sitting president,” indicating someone is currently holding an elected office. The slip-up was particularly significant for pro-Trump social media users, as it echod the Republican’s false claims of fraud in the 2020 presidential election. This has led some supporters to claim that Biden was cheated out of the win and should be the current president.
Trump has also raised eyebrows over a series of blunders, including slurring his words during campaign speeches, suggesting that former President Barack Obama is currently in office, and confusing former Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi with former Democratic House Speaker Nikki Haley. When his supporters stormed the complex on January 6, 2021, Trump falsely claimed that his Republican presidential rival was in charge of security.
Biden and Trump are heavily tipped for their parties’ nominations in the 2024 presidential election, making their general election rematch all-but-inevitable for many pundits and observers.