The 81-year-old President Joe Biden is under scrutiny for a recent speech in South Carolina, where he mistakenly referred to Donald Trump as the “sitting president.” Reported by Yahoo News.
It’s a “loud statement” that occurred during an economic address, with Biden also criticizing Trump for disrespecting fallen U.S. soldiers by avoiding a cemetery visit.
The incident has fueled online discussions, particularly on X (formerly Twitter), where users reacted to Biden’s slip-up.
Some critics suggested that the mistake could be fodder for conspiracy theorists who believe the 2020 election was stolen from Trump. Others found humor in the situation, describing it as “entertaining” to witness two old men “making jabs at each other.”
Biden’s comments came on the heels of a significant legal development for Trump. The former president has been ordered to pay $83.3 million to the former columnist E. Jean Carroll in a defamation case.
The jury ruled in favor of Carroll, awarding her $18.3 million in compensatory damages and an additional $65 million in punitive damages.
Trump vehemently rejected the verdict, calling it “absolutely ridiculous” and signaling his intent to appeal, framing the situation as a “politically motivated attack” orchestrated by Biden.
At 81 years old, Joe Biden is the oldest President in the history of the United States, and the state of his health regularly becomes a topic of discussion and concern among citizens.
As a reminder, Trump, who is known for his perpetual criticism of the American leader, unexpectedly stated during a town hall meeting in Iowa with Fox News host Sean Hannity that mocking Biden due to his declining mental abilities as a result of age is not a very good idea, as reported by The Washington Times on June 4th.