Donald Trump suffers own gaffe as he confuses Biden with Obama

Donald Trump suffers own gaffe as he confuses Biden with Obama

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Jack Walters

By Jack Walters

Published: 04/03/2024

- 17:15

The former President appeared to mix up his successor with his predecessor as he continues to make blunders on the campaign trail

Donald Trump has made another own gaffe by confusing Joe Biden with Barack Obama at a rally in Virginia on Saturday.

Trump, 77, often mocks Biden, 81, for his blunderous speeches but could trigger questions about his own competency after a string of gaffes.

Speaking in Richmond, Virginia, on Saturday, Trump appeared to mix up Obama with his former running-mate.

He said: “Putin has so little respect for Obama that he’s starting to throw around the nuclear word.

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Donald Trump made a fresh blunder in Richmond on Saturday


“You heard that. Nuclear. He’s starting to talk nuclear weapons today.”

The crowd reportedly went silent as Trump referenced Obama.

The blunder was the third time Trump appeared to mix up Obama in Biden in the past six months.

Trump has also confused ex-UN Ambassador Nikki Haley for former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

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The 45th President, who is leading the Republican Party’s ongoing primary race, is hoping to contest his third successive election on November 5.

However, a Trump versus Biden re-run would make the pair the oldest people to run for the Oval Office in US history.

Ronald Reagan was the oldest Commander-in-Chief until 2016, having defeated incumbent Jimmy Carter in 1980 at the age of 69.

But Trump’s blunder came just hours after Biden’s latest gaffe.

The 46th President appeared to confuse Gaza and Ukraine during an update about an American humanitarian airdrop to Palestinians in the Strip.


Biden made his own blunder by mixing up Gaza and Ukraine


He said: “In the coming days, we’re going to join with our friends in Jordan and others who are providing airdrops of additional food and supplies into Ukraine.”

The White House was forced to clarify Biden meant Gaza and changed the transcript of his remarks.

Opinion polls consistently show growing concern in the US about the two candidates' ages.

A new Siena College survey found almost three-in-four voters believe Biden is too old to be an effective President, including 61 per cent of his own voters in 2020.

Just over two-in-five respondents also argued Trump is too old to be an effective Commander-in-Chief.

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