Conservative commentator Megyn Kelly recently declared that former President Donald Trump has lost “multiple steps” mentally during a recent appearance on Glenn Beck‘s show, rejecting his excuses for recent misstatements via Mediaite.
“Do you think that Donald Trump has faded from where he was in 2020?” asked Beck.
“Yeah, I do,” replied Kelly. “I mean, I’d take him over Joe Biden any day of the week. I don’t think he’s going to, you know, fill out this term, never mind a second. But there’s no question Trump has lost a step- or multiple steps.”
He is confusing Joe Biden for [Barack] Obama. I know he’s now saying he intentionally did that; go back and look at the clips. It wasn’t intentional, it was very- Look, any of us could have a slip of the tongue, but it’s happening to him repeatedly. The reference about how somebody is going to get us into World War Two, confusing countries, confusing cities where he is, and it’s happening more and more. With all due respect to Trump: This is what happens when you’re 77-years-old. Trump seems inhuman, but he’s not inhuman. He’s a human. He’s a man. DeSantis’s line about Father Time spares no one was a good one. So, look, if it’s between Trump and Biden, I don’t think there’s any question who’s more fit and more capable. But are we really going to pretend that Donald Trump is just as vibrant and mentally sharp as he was in ’16?
Trump has been repeatedly referring to Obama when he seemingly meant Biden, and even boasted about leading Obama in the polls.
The former president has insisted that the misstatements were not mistakes at all, and that he was calling Biden by his old boss’s name “sarcastically.”
“Whenever I sarcastically insert the name Obama for Biden as an indication that others may actually be having a very big influence in running our Country, Ron DeSanctimonious and his failing campaign apparatus, together with the Democrat’s Radical Left ‘Disinformation Machine,’ go wild saying that ‘Trump doesn’t know the name of our President, (CROOKED!) Joe Biden. He must be cognitively impaired,’ wrote Trump on Truth Social.
“No, I know both names very well, never mix them up, and know that they are destroying our Country. Also, and as reported, I just took a cognitive test as part of my Physical Exam, and ACED it. Also ACED (a perfect score!) one taken while in the White House.”