Trump and his goons excel at projection. If they ever claim something of their opponent, you can bet that they are guilty of it themselves. It may not be the most politically sound strategy but it is the one he, his presser, and all of his followers utilize.
However, none of the baseless projections have been more obvious than their attacks on Joe Biden’s intelligence. Trump has unabashedly called Joe Biden stupid on every occasion, even going so far as to claim that Nancy Pelosi is preparing the 25th Amendment for him.
We expect this from Trump by now, it is one of the standard attacks he uses on his presidential opponent — when someone else on his team does it, though, it still seems shocking. Especially when that someone is Rudy Giuliani. In a recent appearance on Fox News, his temple’s pulsed while he spat out a rant about Joe Biden’s own acuity.
“The man [Biden] has dementia. There’s no doubt about it. I’ve talked to doctors. I’ve had them look at a hundred different tapes of his five years ago and today,” Rudy muttered insanely. Host Steve Doocy interjected weakly with a reminder that Biden’s team has guaranteed the mental capacity of the former VP.
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Rudy’s own mental capacity seemed to rupture and the rest of the bile spewed forth, “He can’t recite the Pledge of Allegiance and he’s fine? He was in the Senate for 160 years? I mean, he can’t do the prologue to the… to the… con… to the… uh… Constitution of the United States or the Declaration of Independence, any of them. He can’t do NUMBERS. Wow, are the numbers screwed up. He actually displays symptoms that two gerontologists told me are classic symptoms of middle level dementia.”
The hosts at Fox & Friend’s stood by meekly as he ranted and you could tell they were uncomfortable with the enthusiasm he was displaying while making these claims.
Rudy continued, “That’s when [Biden] does that ‘I pledge allegiance to the United States… uh… uh… um… I think,’ he’s done that twice. That’s a classic symptom in the DSM-V, it’s the fifth symptom, of dementia, he’s got eight of the 10.”
Rudy seemed to snap back into whatever reality he normally resides in and finished with another ridiculous accusation, “Look, that isn’t the debate. He can get through it. I think the president is quite right to say maybe he’s taken Adderall or some kind of attention deficit disorder thing.”
The hosts finally responded back with Kilmeade pointing out, “None of us are doctors, that is your opinion.”
Rudy wouldn’t stop, though, pushing back on Kilmeade’s response by claiming lots of doctors he knows share the same opinion. Kilmeade, probably questioning why they let Giuliani on their show yet again, finally had enough and interrupted the claims of the former mayor for the first time. Brain proclaimed, “We can stay away from that,” with exhaustion in his voice as his fellow host switched the topic to the Supreme Court.
You can watch the exchange in its entirety here:
Rudy Giuliani – muttering, sputtering, going off on tangents, not finishing his thoughts – has the nerve to attack someone else’s mental acuity.
— Holly Figueroa O’Reilly (@AynRandPaulRyan) September 29, 2020
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