As He Battles for Seniors’ Votes, Trump Tweets a Meme Mocking Biden as Elderly and Disabled

Last week, President Donald Trump tweeted out a video where he makes a direct appeal to seniors, calling them “my favorite people in the world!”

That affectionate tone was nowhere to be found in his latest broadside against his Democratic opponent, former vice president Joe Biden. Trump on Tuesday night shared a meme of Biden Photoshopped in a wheelchair inside what appears to be a nursing home, implicitly mocking him as elderly and disabled.

Trump shared the image as he and Biden wage a fierce battle for older voters, a demographic that Trump carried in 2016 but which recent polling suggests has moved away from the president. Biden, 77, has sought to capitalize on that trend, traveling to a senior center in Florida on Tuesday to argue that Trump, 74, has neglected older Americans.

“You’re expendable. You’re forgettable. You’re virtually nobody. That’s how he sees seniors,” Biden told the crowd. “The only senior that Donald Trump cares about – the only senior – is the senior Donald Trump.”

Trump was the oldest president ever elected in 2016 when voters 65 and older firmly supported him over Hillary Clinton, according to exit polling. Biden would beat Trump’s record if he wins next month and he’s betting on those same older voters to help take him to the White House.

A recent Washington Post-ABC News poll found the two candidates – the oldest ever nominated by their parties – neck-and-neck with voters 65 and older, with Biden at 49 percent and Trump at 48 percent. The race appears similarly tight in the key swing state of Florida, which has one of the largest older voting blocs in the nation.

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Source: Greenwich Time