The Daily Beast reports:
Despite recent national polls showing President Donald Trump losing among voters aged 65 and older by more than 20 points, a key demographic that Republican presidential candidates have carried for 20 years, the president decided to mockingly tweet a photoshopped image of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden as a nursing home resident on Tuesday night. The president blasting out the senior-mocking meme comes days after he attempted to appeal to older voters by loudly declaring in a video that seniors are his “favorite people in the world.”
Trump closing message seems to be insulting seniors and women who live in the suburbs, spreading Covid, and eliminating healthcare.
— Brian Schatz (@brianschatz) October 14, 2020
Forget how shabby this is for a president. Forget that not a single apologist for Trump will do more than clear their throat and change the subject.
Trump NEEDS seniors.
He’s been begging for them to come back to him. Why Tweet this? It’s so stupid. https://t.co/qLnXGsqxtW
— Jonah Goldberg (@JonahDispatch) October 14, 2020
Trump launches multimillion-dollar ad campaign aimed at winning back seniors https://t.co/4PCcCqCDhr
— Jason Miller (@JasonMillerinDC) October 12, 2020
Amid waning support from seniors, the president mocked older people in wheelchairs. https://t.co/uEk0muXuQI
— HuffPost (@HuffPost) October 14, 2020