Donald Trump and the Republican Party have been on a social media campaign to convince voters that Joe Biden, who admittedly has had a stutter since childhood, is not mentally competent to hold the office of president. Apparently, they’ve never seen Donald Trump talk.
Imagine if Joe Biden pronounced “Yosemite” like this. Republicans would go mad. pic.twitter.com/uac0zx1uyP
— Mrs. Krassenstein (@HKrassenstein) August 4, 2020
At a ceremony on Tuesday, Trump tried to discuss the history of Yosemite National Park. Telling a poetic story of the park’s history, he (as usual) struggled with both the words and the facts.
‘With their eyes widened in amazement as Old Faithful burst into the sky, when they gaze upon Yo-seminites, Yo-seminites…’
Forget the laughable pronunciation for a moment and consider what Trump’s aides told him to say in written notes. Old Faithful is in Yellowstone National Park, not Yosemite. These are the “facts” they gave him to read during a speech at the White House about Yosemite.
The flood of videos showing every word flub Joe Biden, Trump’s Democratic rival for 2020, comes from right-wing news and blog sites, the RNC, Donald Trump, Jr., and Trump himself. They fear-monger around Biden’s age (he’s 77 years old) and his mental competence, but never mention Trump’s age (he’s 74 years old) or his many, many difficulties with pronouncing words, walking on ramps, and drinking from a glass of water. His rallies and speeches are disjointed, full of misinformation and run-on sentences that go nowhere, and he bragged that he passed a “very difficult” test for dementia. Mental competence is probably not the road the Trump campaign should want to go down.
Twitter didn’t miss the irony of Trump’s hilarious flub. Read some of their comments below:
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