Since starting his presidential campaign for the 2020 U.S. election, President Joe Bide has been under constant fire by the public, mostly Republicans, for his age and inability to run the country. Understandably, one of the most vocal was former U.S. President and now presidential candidate Donald Trump.
Biden has been under constant attack for his age
Trump used every single occasion to attack Joe Biden during the presidential campaign regarding his age, usually citing his inability to lead the most powerful country in the world. Biden, 77 years old during the campaign, survived those attacks from Trump, Republican voters, and the right-wing media. Nearly four years later, Biden, currently 81, had numerous incidents in public, and most of these incidents Americans attribute to his age.
Although Biden is running for president again, Republican supporters don’t use the age-narrative as they used to in the past. And there is probably a good reason for that: Trump’s age. Currently, Donald Trump is the same age as Biden was during the last presidential campaign. And a growing number of people now say that Trump has lost some of his energy too. It’s evident that Trump still successfully maintains his ability to entertain the public, but today’s Trump is not the Trump we have been seeing in the last decade.
Alyssa Farah Griffin continues to criticize Trump and his mental health
One of the latest to join the list of people claiming that Trump is getting worse is Alyssa Farah Griffin, a former Trump employee who had close contact with the former president for an extended period of time.
Talking about a recent mistake Trump made, mixing up Nancy Pelosi and Nikki Haley, The View co-host expressed concern about what might happen if he becomes president again.
“I truly believe he’s in a bit of decline,” Griffin said on the Monday, January 29, episode of The View. “He’s never been an eloquent or articulate person, but there is something very different; he’s getting basic facts wrong; he’s confusing Nikki Haley and Nancy Pelosi,” she added.
Griffin also added that, as per her views, Trump doesn’t look like someone who is doing well, and she believes that people will continue to see more of that side of Trump. And Griffin remains pretty vocal on this. She has questioned Trump’s mental capabilities on several occasions. Late last year, she commented that “Trump was not all there.”
“Listen, he has lost his speed on his fastball, or whatever botched baseball metaphor,” she stated. “You can watch him. He is not as sharp as he was in 2016, and many of us would argue that he wasn’t that sharp then.”
“You see a real decline in him. It’s a fact you can’t get past,” she continued before pointing out hypocrisy within Trump’s army of fans. “Our country is so polarized that Trump supporters see that and they don’t think a thing about it. It doesn’t really affect them. [They say] ‘he’s my tough guy, he’s my fighter,’ but they see any gaffe of [President] Joe Biden’s, and Joe Biden is ‘aging’ and he’s ‘too old.’ It’s a Rorschach test of where the country is.”
Having Trump in the officer won’t be good for the country
Just like millions of people questioned Biden’s mental ability to lead the country four years ago, now Griffin speaks the same about Trump. She says that having Trump in the office again won’t be good for the country or the American people. Griffin further explained that Trump’s team is now more focused on keeping him normal and stable, especially during public speeches and rallies.
“I don’t want to overstate this notion (that) he has a sophisticated team around him,” the 34-year-old stated. “Beyond the two individuals, it’s probably a mishmash of folks that have been clinging to him since 2016 or those that kind of stayed after January 6th.”
“Those two individuals know that keeping Trump out of the public eye, more or less, is actually the best thing they can do. Donald Trump is not out giving huge rallies in the way that he was at this time in 2020. We’re going to see that tick up. He’s not on Twitter. He’s not giving big sit-down interviews; he’s not on mainstream media at a regular pace,” she continued, adding that the advisors, Suzie Wiles and Chris LaCivita, “know when to reel him in.”