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Donald Trump has raised questions about his mental acumen again, after confusing Barack Obama for President Joe Biden at a campaign rally.

As questions of age and performance dominate the 2024 presidential election, Donald Trump’s recent gaffe at a campaign rally involving former President Barack Obama and current POTUS Joe Biden has observers again wondering how mentally sound he is. “Shortly after we win the presidency, I will have the horrible war between Russia and Ukraine settled,” Trump began on Saturday (March 2) while speaking to the crowd gathered in Richmond, Virginia. “I know them both very well and we will restore peace through strength. Get that war settled. It’s a bad war. And Putin has so little respect for Obama that he’s starting to throw around the nuclear word,” he continued. The crowd present at the rally reportedly fell silent.

This isn’t the first time that Trump has made this sort of error at the podium during a speech involving Obama. At the “Pray, Vote, Stand Summit” last September, he spoke out about Obama as a “radical left thug” in a rant about enforcement before saying: “The country is very divided and we did– With Obama, we won an election that everyone said couldn’t be won.” The problem is, that Trump ran for president against Hilary Clinton. He also made the same error last month saying he was beating Obama at the polls. Trump has also gone on record confusing his GOP primary opponent Nikki Haley for Democratic Representative Nancy Pelosi.

The mental gaffes have put a spotlight on the 77-year-old and his apparent mental decline, with some speculating that it could be more serious than his campaign team and supporters are admitting. Observers also note the large disparity in coverage of President Biden’s verbal miscues and questions of his age compared to Trump, who has either not faced those questions from right-wing media outlets and figures or has claimed he “purposely” made those errors. The online reaction from social media to the latest Trump verbal faux pas ranged from ridicule to genuine concerns about his mental acuity given that he’s running for president to avoid criminal prosecution on several fronts. We’ve compiled a list of the most notable below. 

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1. Russell Drew

2. Yasmine Mary

3. Adam Parkhomenko

4. Tom Nichols

5. Keith Boykin

6. Cary Clack

7. Prof. Tonya M. Evans

8. Trouble Man 90

9. Joyce Vance

10. Veronica Sixsmith