President Donald Trump on Monday, Oct. 26, pointed out that Joe Biden appeared to mistakenly call him “George (Bush).”
“Did you see yesterday when he called me George? No, I don’t know if I like George. Not George. What a mess. What a mess. No, he called me George,” President Trump told a crowd attending his campaign rally in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
“I don’t know if I should be insulted or happy about it. Sort of insulted. That’s the first time that’s happened to me in a long time,” the president said.
Earlier in Monday, President Trump brought up Biden’s gaffe on Twitter and also mocked the biased news outlets “working overtime to cover it up.”
“Joe Biden called me George yesterday. Couldn’t remember my name. Got some help from the anchor to get him through the interview. The Fake News Cartel is working overtime to cover it up!” the president wrote in his tweet.
Joe Biden called me George yesterday. Couldn’t remember my name. Got some help from the anchor to get him through the interview. The Fake News Cartel is working overtime to cover it up!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 26, 2020
President Trump’s remarks came after Biden seemed to confuse him with President George W. Bush or his dad when he spoke to supporters during an I Will Vote concert virtual fundraiser on Sunday night.
In a video clip shared by Republican National Committee rapid response director Steve Guest late on Sunday, it appeared to show Biden was criticizing former president George W. Bush as the person he is running against—not President Trump.
Joe Biden confuses President Trump with George W. Bush: “because of who I’m running against…George, ah, George” pic.twitter.com/ujAni2Q7Gh
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) October 26, 2020
“Not because I’m running, but because who I’m running against—this is the most consequential election in a long, long, long time,” Biden told moderators George Lopez and CNN analyst Ana Navarro.
“And the character of the country, in my view, is literally on the ballot. What kind of country we’re gonna be? Four more years of George, uh, George, uh, gonna find ourselves in a position where if Trump gets elected, we’re gonna be in a different world,” he said.
The way Biden spoke and stuttered indicates he could not have been referring to George Lopez.
In addition, his wife, Jill Biden, appeared to say something to prod him after the “George” flubs.
The mistake continued to raise concerns about the 77-year-old Democratic candidate’s dementia signs ahead the upcoming election, according to New York Post. Earlier this month, Biden flubbed the number of coronavirus-related deaths in the United States as “210 million” before correcting himself.
Biden also mixed up Iran and Iraq in a speech in September. Recently, he has also mistakenly said he was running for “Senate” in 2020 and forgotten Mitt Romney’s name.
Biden, if elected, would be the oldest president ever to serve in the White House.