(USA Features) Trump/Pence 2020 reelection campaign adviser Lara Trump believes that misstatements, embellishments, and other verbal gaffes by Democratic presidential contender and former Vice President Joe Biden are fair game for criticism.
“It seems like if you’re a Democrat in this country, your choice right now looks to be a socialist who is a communist sympathizer or Joe Biden, who I think a lot of folks legitimately question his cognitive function in many cases,” the president’s daughter-in-law said Wednesday on Fox News’s “America’s Newsroom.”
She added that she, as someone who is expected to root against Biden, is concerned nevertheless about what he might wind up saying speaking on stage to supporters.
“And if I feel that way, I think Democrat voters out there probably feel very nervous about him,” she said.
Biden has been subjected to a lot of criticism from his party and from Republicans over a growing number of misstatements and gaffes some believe could be a sign of cognitive decline. They note that such conditions do not improve over time, but only worsen.
That’s concerning, they say, because if he manages to win his party’s nomination and defeat President Trump in November, it’s not certain that a President Biden would have the mental capacity to function properly.
In September, Biden — in an interview with late-night host Stephen Colbert — dismissed concerns about his verbal miscues.
“I think it’s fair to go after a political figure for anything. OK? I mean we’re — we stand up, and that comes with the territory,” Biden said. “But here’s the deal. Any gaffe that I have made — and I’ve made gaffes just like any politician I know has — have been not about a substantive issue.”
In recent weeks, Biden has claimed that over 150 million Americans have been killed by gun violence. And after his big Super Tuesday victories, while on stage he mistook his wife for his sister.
As for Lara Trump, she said her father-in-law is not concerned about Biden’s recent surge.
“The results only increase the likelihood that no candidate will have enough delegates for a first-ballot victory at their convention,” she said. “Which only means more chaos.”