Trump shares manipulated image of Biden in wheelchair at nursing home

President TrumpDonald TrumpHouse passes voting rights and elections reform bill DEA places agent seen outside Capitol during riot on leave Georgia Gov. Kemp says he'd 'absolutely' back Trump as 2024 nominee MORE late Tuesday shared a manipulated image of Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenThe West needs a more collaborative approach to Taiwan Abbott's medical advisers were not all consulted before he lifted Texas mask mandate House approves George Floyd Justice in Policing Act MORE sitting in a wheelchair in a nursing home.

The meme includes an altered slogan that says “Biden for resident” instead of “Biden for president,” mocking the former vice president, who is 77 and three years older than Trump, as old. Trump’s campaign has consistently tried to argue that Biden is mentally unfit to serve as president.


Trump shared the image following the president's campaign rally in Pennsylvania. It comes as Trump’s reelection campaign steps up efforts to appeal to seniors nationwide amid signs that the voting bloc, which is typically reliably conservative, is turning against the president three weeks from the November election.

Two polls released last week showed Biden with more than a 20-point lead over Trump among voters ages 65 years and older.

The Trump campaign, meanwhile, has launched an eight-figure advertisement campaign targeting American seniors. An ad released Tuesday promotes Trump’s record on Social Security, drug prices and protecting Medicare, while attacking Biden’s own record on the issues.


“You’re seeing really good, really strong advertising that we’re out of the box with this week that has tremendous appeal to seniors. We know that. It’s been tested. It tests off the charts,” Trump campaign manager Bill StepienBill StepienTrump likely to form new super PAC Trump ready to make McConnell's life miserable State parties seek to punish anti-Trump Republicans MORE told reporters on a call on Monday.

Biden, meanwhile, has seen an opportunity in Trump’s slipping poll numbers to court senior voters. The Democratic nominee held a campaign event in Pembroke Pines, Fla., on Tuesday during which he laid out his plan for older Americans.

“You deserve respect and peace of mind, but you’re not getting it because to Donald Trump, you’re expendable,” Biden said during his speech. “You’re forgettable. You’re virtually nobody. That’s how he sees seniors. That’s how he sees you.”