For months, President Donald Trump has called into question Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s mental fitness and his reelection campaign has been busted for using doctored images and deceptively edited videos to feed that narrative. But Biden has now turned the tables on the erratic president by using his own words to shut down his favorite attack line.
When asked about his mental fitness by a reporter in North Carolina this week, Biden turned it around by reciting a list of some of Trump’s famous mental gaffes and lapses.
“Look at him,” Biden told WRAL’s Cullen Browder. “I’m not the guy who by the way said the problem with the Revolutionary War is we didn’t have enough airports. I’m not the guy who said the attack that took down the trade towers was on 7-Eleven.” Biden added he’s not the guy who advised “injecting bleach” to treat the coronavirus.
“I do know the difference between truth and lies, between good and bad, between hope and fear,” he said. “So just watch me and make your decision.”
Biden urged voters to watch both him and Trump and make their own judgments about their mental fitness.
The two candidates face off next week in their first debate.
Biden told WRAL he was ready.
“I’m an old athlete, and I’m used to dealing with bullies,” he said. “What I’m going to do is insist that we talk about the president’s failures. He’s going to want to make it personal. He’s going to want to get in the mosh pit. I’m going to talk about why I want to be president of the United States, what I’m going to do, and where he’s failed.”
Watch the full interview below: