US President Donald Trump ridiculed his opponent Joe Biden on Monday. The Democrat forgot Trump’s name during an interview on Sunday and called him “George.”
The 74-year-old Republican has more often accused Biden, 77, of being senile and therefore unfit to become the new president should he win the election on November 3.
Biden struggled with the name of his opponent on Sunday when he spoke through a TV link, at a concert that raised money for his campaign.
“Four more years George, uh, George, uh, he. We’ll find ourselves in a position where, if Trump is elected, we’ll be in a different world,” Biden said as his wife Jill sat next to him on the couch.
He may have been confused with the first name of either of the former Bush presidents, who previously held power on behalf of the Republicans.
Biden’s slip allowed Trump to strike again. “Joe Biden called me George yesterday. Couldn’t remember my name,” Trump tweeted. “The fake news cartel is working overtime to cover it up.”
Biden, the oldest president ever to be elected, has always fiercely opposed Trump’s allegations about his mental health. He sees it as an attempt to divert attention from the record of the current president.