Donald Trump, who is leading significantly in the race to become the Republican Party's presidential candidate, recently took a jab at current U.S. President Joe Biden during an event in Anaheim, California.
Trump's lead in the polls has been over 40% for some time, which is likely why he skipped the recent presidential candidate debate in California.
Trump initiated his critique by targeting Democratic Governor of California, Gavin Newsom, who is considered a potential successor to Biden. Trump then shifted his focus to Biden, who has faced criticism for his age.
"Listen, there are people who say Biden will make it. Is there anyone here who believes Biden will make it all the way to the start?" Trump asked the audience, receiving a resounding 'NO!' in response.
Trump then performed a skit aimed at Biden, walking around the stage in a confused manner, eventually turning his back to the audience. "Where on Earth am I? Where am I?" Trump said, eliciting laughter from the audience.
Whether planned or not, it's clear that Trump aims to target Biden's age as a weak point. Biden, who is 80 years old, has appeared confused in public on several occasions. This has led to strategies from Biden's team to prevent any stumbles or falls that might make him appear old, such as wearing sneakers instead of slippery dress shoes and doing exercises to improve his balance.
"We laugh with Trump. We laugh AT Biden"
The audience's response to Trump's theatrical jab at Biden was largely positive, with many finding humor in the act. One social media user commented, "We laugh with Trump. We laugh AT Biden," highlighting the sentiment that Trump's performance was entertaining.
Another added, "I was laughing my ass off," indicating that the skit was well-received by some.
However, not everyone was amused. A third commenter took a more critical stance, stating, "Donald, you shouldn’t throw stones when you live in a glass house." This suggests that while Trump's act may have been entertaining for his supporters, it also drew criticism from those who found it hypocritical given Trump's own age and past behavior.
Watch Trump making fun of Biden in the video below
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