President Donald Trump slurred Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden as "old" and "slow" -- and social media users noticed he was projecting his own apparent weaknesses on his potential opponent.
Trump questioned Biden's fitness for office during a press scrum outside the White House, before heading to Iowa, where he and the former vice president will hold dueling campaign rallies.
"I think he's the weakest mentally," Trump said, pointing to his own head. "I like running against people that are weak mentally. I think Joe is the weakest up here."
President Trump: "I like running against people that are weak mentally" https://t.co/H9n7JKbYS7 https://t.co/yfUjjH0XE4— CBS News (@CBS News)1560273053.0
"He’s a different guy," Trump added. "He acts different than he used to. He looks different than he used to. I think Joe is weak mentally."
Twitter users immediately pointed out those were Trump's own weaknesses.
Individual 1 is projecting again. He’s the one that is “slow” “mentally weak” & “looks differently” not Biden. Tru… https://t.co/P8EILTDxP1— America Is Back! ♥ (@America Is Back! ♥)1560273197.0
@CBSNews Because he’s uncomfortable going up against the strong. Got it.— Llama (@Llama)1560273280.0
@CBSNews Everything he says of others is true of himself. He’s a projection artist— Kuarantine Kevin (@Kuarantine Kevin)1560273259.0
@EvanHurst This is not a sane man. He always projects and his going after Biden and Pelosi for their mental decline… https://t.co/CXV9rF7pjX— Self Absorbed (@Self Absorbed)1560274043.0
100% projection. https://t.co/GWDdWOFSc0— techweenie 🌊 (@techweenie 🌊)1560273845.0
Trump lays the foundation for the same type of conspiracy theories about dementia or other illnesses that his suppo… https://t.co/z6sWYUleDr— Leah McElrath 🏳️🌈 (@Leah McElrath 🏳️🌈)1560272730.0
@Davidlaz Psychological projection..... https://t.co/L2DKjFJJKS— Mark Stern (@Mark Stern)1560273824.0
@svdate Wherever DT sees a human being, a strange thing happens: He steps back to feel strong and to fling contemp… https://t.co/Pk4axwCpWK— Olaf J. Ogland (@Olaf J. Ogland)1560273787.0
@jdawsey1 @djrothkopf He must have been told he was stupid or mentally deficient or something since he as a kid for… https://t.co/L9wuNcWGrV— enough (@enough)1560273767.0
pot, kettle, etc https://t.co/NZeEhUkmYI— Bobby Lewis (@Bobby Lewis)1560273296.0