Former President Donald Trump is of the opinion that it is not wise to make fun of President Joe Biden because of the age-related mental impairment that he is experiencing.
Trump made the comments during a town hall meeting in Iowa that was hosted by Fox News anchor Sean Hannity, according to a report by The Washington Times.
During the discussion, the two men discussed the incident that occurred earlier that day when Biden fell at the Air Force Academy commencement after tripping over a tiny sandbag.
"Does anyone agree with me that this guy is cognitively not there? I doubt he knows what day of the week it is today," Hannity said.
Trump referred to the collapse as "sad" and stated that it appeared to be terrible.
Fox News anchor Sean Hannity pointed out that Donald Trump seems hesitant to make fun of Joe Biden's deteriorating mental health, and then he remarked of Biden, "I doubt he knows what day of the week it is today."
After that, the former president responded to Hannity, who had been a fan for a long time.
“I asked Sean not to joke about it. Because he used to joke about it,” Trump told the gathered voters. “I said, ‘Honestly, I don’t think it looks good for you or for anybody for you to joke about it, because it’s a serious problem,’” he continued Thursday.
Despite being extremely critical of Biden in general, Trump appears to be concerned about his physical and mental health.
He had previously conveyed concern for Biden after his bicycle accident the previous year.
President Biden has declared his intention to seek re-election in 2024. If he succeeds, he will be 82 when he assumes office and 86 when his term ends, making him the oldest person to assume the U.S. presidency for a second time.
Trump isn't too far behind, staring down the barrel of being 78 during the 2024 presidential election. He would himself enter octogenarian territory during a potential second term as president.
According to a February report by the White House physician, Dr. Kevin C. O'Connor, Biden is “a healthy, vigorous 80-year-old male."
Although he was recently treated for basal cell carcinoma, a common and slow-growing form of skin cancer, Biden has no significant medical issues, does not smoke or drink, and exercises at least five times per week.
Trump and Biden are widely considered to be the front runners for their party and thought likely to go head-to-head again in the 2024 presidential election.