During an interview on “Full Measure” over the weekend, Trump was asked by host Sharyl Attkisson to say what he believes Biden’s “strongest feature” is as a political competitor.
“Well, I would have said experience, but he doesn’t really have experience because I don’t think he remembers what he did yesterday,” Trump responded.
He also was apparently unable to list a good trait about Biden. But when asked about what he saw as Biden’s weakest point, Trump said, “I can’t tell you. I mean, I’m really serious. He’s got many. I can talk about weak points all day long.”
In what could be a preview of the general election, Trump proceeded to attack Biden’s mental acuity.
He continued, “First of all, he’s not mentally sharp enough to be president. He’s got China, and he’s got all these countries.”
“But Biden doesn’t know, I mean, he doesn’t know he’s alive. I’m against somebody. Think of it. I’m against somebody that can’t answer simple questions. I’ve never seen anything like it,” he added.
Since it became clear that Biden was likely going to be the Democratic nominee, Trump’s campaign has been working to attack the former vice president’s mental state and ability to be president.
Trump has tweeted out videos of Biden during different events where he appeared to be confused.
Despite a series of polls that have found Biden leading Trump, Democrats have raised concerns about the potency of Trump’s attacks on his mental state. Several Democratic operatives have raised concerns that Biden will not be able to match Trump’s bully pulpit while he has been sequestered to his home and unable to physically campaign due to the coronavirus.
However, members of Biden’s campaign staff have pointed to his come back during the Democratic party as evidence that he has a chance of shrugging off Trump’s attacks and building a broad coalition of voters that will help him win in November.