Another day of Trump tweeting, another day of weird and offensive 'memes'.
President Donald Trump on Tuesday shared a very strange and disturbing image – as he is often wont to do – of Joe Biden’s head superimposed onto the body of a person in a retirement home sitting in a wheelchair.
The antagonistic post reads “Biden for President” with the ‘P’ crossed on in red, implying the Democratic nominee should be a ‘resident’ of a retirement home for elderly people.
You see, we removed the “P” in President to make it “resident.”
Then we put Joe Biden’s face on… https://t.co/C9xGpmcacq
— Washington Post TikTok Guy 🤹🏼♂️ (@Washington Post TikTok Guy 🤹🏼♂️)
While some of Trump’s supporters appeared to find it amusing – it currently has almost half a million favourites on Twitter – many others were quick to call it ‘ageist’ and 'stupid' for seeming alienating to a demographic he is in danger of losing.
@realDonaldTrump This is one of the most disgusting things Trump has ever tweeted. Who are the other people feature… https://t.co/YuH6kaUz1l
“My 91-year-old grandfather, who has Alzheimer’s, lives in a long-term care facility. I can’t see him in person because of Covid-19,” Mark Joseph Stern wrote of the post.
“This is genuinely sickening. Our elders deserve better.”
Not to mention the fact that while Biden is 77, Trump is 74, only three years younger. Despite this, Trump’s campaign has been working hard to label Biden as too old for the presidency – constantly calling him “sleepy” and even claiming he has dementia.