With the general election now just over four months away, the nation is preparing for what could be one of the ugliest, most personal series of campaigns in modern history.
The ballot is almost certainly set, with incumbent Republican President Donald Trump setting to fend of Democratic challenger and former Vice President Joe Biden. This is barring any unforeseen and unprecedented shakeup, and, given how 2020 has gone thus far, it surely isn’t out of the question.
These two men have been trading barbs for a while now in anticipation of their November showdown, with Trump often blasting Biden’s mental acuity – something that many social media users have been fond of dissecting as well.
The former veep is unafraid of this avenue of attack, however, and has now invited further criticism of his mental state.
Joe Biden, at his first press conference in three months, defended his cognitive ability and said he “can hardly wait” to compare it to President Trump’s as the general election matchup heats up.
“I’ve been tested, I’m constantly tested,” Biden said in response to a question from Fox News’ Doug McKelway. “Look, all you’ve got to do is watch me and I can hardly wait to compare my cognitive capability to the cognitive capability of the man I’m running against.”
While Biden’s press conference in Delaware was ostensibly about how he would respond to the coronavirus pandemic, the former vice president also slammed the current White House occupant for his response to reports that Russian intelligence operatives offered to pay bounties to Taliban-linked militants who killed U.S. troops in Afghanistan.
Biden has repeatedly made headlines for his steady stream of gaffes and gibberish during the 2020 campaign, including an incident in which he told a female town hall attendee that she was a “lying, dog-face pony soldier”.
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