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MSNBC host Mehdi Hasan pointed out the "openly delusional" comments coming from Donald Trump in the past weekend.
“You have voter ID to buy a loaf of bread. You have ID to buy a loaf of bread,” is among the claims Trump made over the weekend at a summit of the far-right group, Concerned Women for America.
In another speech, Trump proclaimed he was beating Barack Obama, the 44th president, in the 2024 election polls. He then bragged he beat Obama in 2016. He then corrected himself that it was Hillary Clinton he beat in 2016.
"We have a man who is totally corrupt and the worst president in the history of our country, who is cognitively impaired. In no condition to lead and is now in charge of dealing with Russia, and possible nuclear war. Just think of it. We would be in World War II very quickly," Trump said during a speech at the Family Research Council (FRC).
Trump was born at the end of World War II.
"Now, this is a man who says that he beat Obama in 2016, we're on the verge of World War II, and you need voter ID to buy a loaf of bread," said Hasan. "If Joe Biden had said any of those things, I'm guessing that it would be front-page news on every paper in the country. We just give a pass to the 77-year-old openly delusional Trump. The age debate is very weird, is it not?"
Columnist Wajahat Ali said he refuses to give Trump a "pass."
"I'm not for this both-sides nonsense. Joe Biden, criticize him for his age, we both do. There's two old men running for president, but he just finished a trip — an international trip, answering questions, and he knows that you do not need voter i.d. to buy bread. he knows that he ran against Trump and not Barack Obama, and he knows that we fought World War II and won. And I fear that if World War II did happen, I wonder what side Trump would fight for."
Mehdi Hasan questions if Trump is 'cognitively impaired' after 'delusional' weekend of commentsyoutu.be
It wasn't long ago that Donald Trump was bragging that he passed a mental fitness test because he could remember five things in a row, "person, woman, man, camera, TV." As it turns out, the questionnaire wasn't about his mental acuity at all, but rather a test given to chart mental decline over time, according to the doctor who created it. Trump previously called the test "hard."
Now, the conversation du jour is about President Joe Biden's age. While Biden is known for being fit, enjoying physical activities, and continues to enjoy a heavy load of global travel and long meetings, Trump has seen a significantly reduced campaign schedule compared to 2016.
Reporter Molly Jong-Fast made the pot to CNN's Jim Acosta and S.E. Cupp on Sunday when she attacked the former for trying to say that somehow Biden is the same as Trump.
"I think she's completely wrong here, and I would say this," Jong-Fast clapped back. "First of all, national polls are meaningless. We're 414 days till this election. If you look back in 1995, you had [Robert] Doll, crushing [Bill] Clinton. I mean national polls are meaningless."
What Jong-Fast might mean in this case is that the election isn't decided at a national level, it's decided by a handful of states, not the national popular vote. So, the polls that matter would be for states like Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
"The guy is old, but he's 2 1/2 years older than Trump," Jong-Fast pointed out. "The whole narrative has been Biden is too old. People are being asked in polls, do you find Biden old? Trump is a man who was, during his presidency, bragging about passing a cognitive test. Man, woman, person, camera, television. I mean this is wild stuff. Biden just got back from a five-day European trip. The guy has been doing a great job. Every time he speaks, he's fine."
At the same time, Jong-Fast pointed out that this has been the GOP's narrative when it comes to any candidate.
"Remember in 2016, Trump world told us that Hillary Clinton was too sick to serve, that she had passed out, that she had pneumonia," said Jong-Fast. "Like — this is what they do. This is their playbook. And, again, a rematch of the same candidates is not much fun, but I think it's really important that the mainstream media does not cover Donald Trump like a normal candidate because we know from his twice impeachment, multiple civil and criminal charges, and, you know, his various other things — and leading an armed insurrection — that this guy is not a normal candidate who believes in democracy."
The CBS poll that Acosta and Cupp were citing also showed that Biden enjoys the majority of his support from those under 30 (65 percent.) For those 30 to 44, Biden has 56 percent of support.
See the exchange in the video below or at the link here.
Reporter blasts media to their face for Biden age bashing after debate over Trump's mental stabilitywww.youtube.com
A new CBS News poll is another to contribute to the narrative that there is something wrong with President Joe Biden's age while Donald Trump's age and mental fitness are going unquestioned.
But as a young voter and host of "iGen Politics," Victor Shi observed, the same poll shows a record 65 percent support for Biden among voters under 30. For voters between 30 and 44, Biden enjoys 56 percent support. The lowest amount of support for Biden comes from those over 65.
The official question read: "If next year's 2024 presidential election is between Joe Biden, the Democrat, and Donald Trump, the Republican, who would you vote for?"
Comparing it to Donald Trump, who had 35 percent for those under 30, 44 percent for those ages 30 to 44.
The poll also shows just how important abortion is to young voters. Nearly half of voters under 30 (47 percent) said that the issue of abortion makes them more likely to vote for Democrats. That compares to 27 percent who said the GOP stance makes them more likely, and 25 percent said it didn't matter.
When asked what qualities Americans want in a leader, they said tough (67 percent), caring (66 percent), no-nonsense (62 percent), calm (61 percent) and energetic (58 percent). When voters talk about Biden's qualities they see him as calm (63 percent), predictable (61 percent), caring (50 percent) and has him at "no-nonsense" just at 35 percent. By contrast Trump is viewed at 55 percent on "no-nonsense." That said, he didn't even register on "calm" or "caring."
As Shi assessed, "the media constantly talks about age but they fail to mention other positive things that polling shows — like that the Republican Party is weakening fast or more young voters say they will vote for Biden in 2024. These things also matter…just not to [the mainstream media].
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