Trump tweeted an image yesterday of Biden Photoshopped onto the body of an elderly man sitting in a wheelchair for a “Resident” of a retirement home.
FYI, Biden is 77, Trump is 74.
Despite being just few years apart, Trump’s been trying to cast Biden as too old for the job he holds as the oldest president to date. He’s repeatedly calling him “sleepy” and “stupid” and he’s used Biden’s stuttering issue and gaffes to say that he has dementia.
Considering Trump is losing more senior voters by the day (probably by the minute after this) due to his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, which carries much higher risks for older people, this seems like a dumb move, but par for the course for this D-bag.
Trump had a 9 point advantage with voters 65 and older in 2016, according to the Pew Research Center, but numerous polls now show Biden leads in that group less than three weeks ahead of the election.
A new CNN poll found Biden was up by 21%, with 60% for Biden and 39% for Trump.
At a Florida campaign event on Tuesday, Biden told a crowd at a senior citizen community center that Trump’s remarks about the coronavirus affecting “virtually nobody” show he doesn’t care about them.
“To Donald Trump, it’s simple, not a joke, you’re expendable. You’re forgettable. You’re virtually nobody. That’s how he sees seniors. That’s how he sees you.”
The Trump camp has courted seniors with an eight-figure ad campaign in swing states. Last week, Trump tweeted a rambling video addressed to
“my favorite people in the world, the seniors,” promising them a free COVID “cure.”
Trump find the president’s tweet funny, but critics have piled on.
Dan Rather tweeted,
“There is no bottom to how low he will go. But the projector is clearly in whatever serves as the basement.
Oh, and way to alienate a dedicated voting block.
This is one of the most disgusting things Trump has ever tweeted. Who are the other people featured in this photoshopped image? How dare Trump insult people who reside in nursing homes & care facilities. No wonder seniors are abandoning him in droves – this is how he views them!— MURRAY 🇺🇸🗽 (@murray_nyc) October 14, 2020
Meanwhile, he’s literally three years older than you are and so far I’ve not seen you doing any kind of exercise. He can even speak while riding a bike *and* wearing a mask. pic.twitter.com/FG3ZePqUMX— Tom Coates (@tomcoates) October 14, 2020
My 91-year-old grandfather, who has Alzheimer’s, lives in a long term care facility. I can’t see him in person because of COVID-19.— Mark Joseph Stern (@mjs_DC) October 14, 2020
This is genuinely sickening. Our elders deserve better. pic.twitter.com/2eaqfEL8hU
When you’re badly underperforming with seniors and decided to attack Biden by… mocking seniors. pic.twitter.com/mMyx9uTQRw— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) October 14, 2020