Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden sparked more concerns over his mental health after strange moments in his campaign speech from Pittsburgh.
The former vice president accused President Trump of “stoking violence” and called him a “toxic presence” during his first major campaign speech since the Democratic National Convention. But his remarks, delivered in front of a former Pittsburgh steel mill, gained instant social media attention for one particular moment that sent the video trending on Twitter.
“This is why the Biden campaign doesn’t want him to leave his basement — this guy isn’t playing with a full deck and it is so irresponsible that the media covers this up…” the president’s son, Eric Trump, tweeted.
Biden had ventured out of his home in Wilmington, Del., where he has been hiding out through the coronavirus pandemic. His trip to Pennsylvania Monday had limited supporters as his campaign team did not want to take any risks with the virus.
At one point during his remarks, Biden seemed to struggle to string words together into a complete sentence.
“COVID has taken this year — just since the outbreak — has taken 100 year. Look, here’s…the lives…it’s just…I mean, think about it. More lives this year than any other year for the past 100 years,” the 77-year-old said. more