President Donald Trump's election strategy and sanity were called into question on Tuesday after he posted a photoshopped image attacking Joe Biden for his age.
https://t.co/wJN4zv0y8O— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1602640227.0
Why Trump would insult seniors as they are voting in over forty states mystified many.
"Joe Biden is the first Democratic presidential candidate in 20 years to be leading among seniors," GOP pollster Frank Luntz noted.
"The president was already seeing a loss of support among seniors," Associated Press White House corresponded Jonathan Lemire pointed out.
Maggie Haberman, White House correspondent for The New York Times, suggested Trump lacked the computer skills to create the meme himself.
"Trump likely isn't doing this kind of tweet on his own, meaning a staff member helps him undercut his own message," Haberman suggested.
Here is what others thought of Trump's strategy:
Is... is he trying to lose the senior vote? https://t.co/Lc0J86wCPx— Cameron Joseph (@Cameron Joseph)1602641604.0
Polls show Trump is losing voters age 65+, the first Republican in 20 years to do so. CNN/SSRS (8/1-4) had his defi… https://t.co/ATUZc6YFcu— Jacob Rubashkin (@Jacob Rubashkin)1602640885.0
Biden is only 3 years older than Trump. Biden wasn't in the hospital last week. Biden doesn't have doctors who… https://t.co/X5eqdJRKsF— Hemant Mehta (@Hemant Mehta)1602640595.0
Forget how shabby this is for a president. Forget that not a single apologist for Trump will do more than clear the… https://t.co/MqeRhAFmSa— Jonah Goldberg (@Jonah Goldberg)1602641260.0
Earlier today in FL, Biden made a direct appeal to seniors: “While he throws super-spreader parties at the White H… https://t.co/LtCMrt6bQ4— Shane Goldmacher (@Shane Goldmacher)1602641425.0
This does not seem like the thing to do if you're currently trailing with seniors in the must-win state of Florida. https://t.co/hEG0lZWGNz— Andrew Feinberg (@Andrew Feinberg)1602641158.0
A day after the Trump campaign launches a multi-million dollar TV advertising blitz targeting seniors... https://t.co/OPswbkvnhH— Nicole Sganga (@Nicole Sganga)1602641696.0
Smart move since seniors aren't an important voting bloc and no one has concerns about Trump's fitness. https://t.co/wfWlyBmaLf— Jeet Heer (@Jeet Heer)1602641329.0
Recent polls show Trump is down 21 points with senior voters. This will surely bring them back into the fold. https://t.co/n48kuuUnFf— Justin Baragona (@Justin Baragona)1602641088.0
Super Florida strategy. The Villages are gonna appreciate this, you stuporous dope. 🤣 https://t.co/gdUSUxnlkD— John Pavlovitz (@John Pavlovitz)1602641214.0
When you're losing seniors by the worst margin for a Republican nominee since at least 2000 https://t.co/WWB4aBgU38— G. Elliott Morris (@G. Elliott Morris)1602641015.0
Did I really watch some 70-ish year old call another 70-ish year old? What the fuck lol? https://t.co/qMBeegoBuh— Mutahar (@Mutahar)1602641832.0
Trump is badly underperforming with seniors, so his closing message is to... attack Biden by mocking seniors. It's… https://t.co/yoZF3EfyiS— Josh Jordan (@Josh Jordan)1602641314.0