President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump takes shot at new GOP candidate in Ohio over Cleveland nickname GOP political operatives indicted over illegal campaign contribution from Russian national in 2016 On The Money — Dems dare GOP to vote for shutdown, default MORE’s daughter-in-law Lara TrumpLara TrumpPast criticism of Trump becomes potent weapon in GOP primaries Trump endorsement shakes up GOP Senate primary in NC Lara Trump calls on Americans at border to 'arm up and get guns and be ready' MORE said Wednesday that it’s “fair” to question former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHouse clears bill to provide veterans with cost-of-living adjustment On The Money — Dems dare GOP to vote for shutdown, default To reduce poverty, stop burdening the poor: What Joe Manchin gets wrong about the child tax credit MORE’s “cognitive function” in the 2020 race.
Lara Trump told Fox News’s “America’s Newsroom” that she thinks the former vice president is “in for a rude awakening” after his Super Tuesday success.
“It seems like if you’re a Democrat in this country, your choice right now looks to be a socialist who is a communist sympathizer or Joe Biden, who I think a lot of folks legitimately, Ed, question his cognitive function in many cases,” she said, addressing Fox News’s Ed Henry.
The campaign adviser, who is married to Trump’s son, Eric TrumpEric TrumpTrump Tower debt added to watch list as vacancies rise Sunday shows preview: Coronavirus dominates as country struggles with delta variant House panel tees up Trump executive privilege fight in Jan. 6 probe MORE, said she feels “nervous” when he goes to speak “that he’s not going to be able to coherently string a sentence together.”
“And if I feel that way, I think Democrat voters out there probably feel very nervous about him,” she added, citing a time when he forgot what state he was in and when he asked for support on “Super Thursday.”
Henry asked Lara Trump if having Biden as the nominee instead of Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersPelosi says House members would not vote on spending bill topline higher than Senate's Groups push lawmakers to use defense bill to end support for Saudis in Yemen civil war Congress must address the looming debt crisis MORE (I-Vt.) makes the general election “more complicated.”
“I don’t think it’s more complicated at all,” she replied. “I think you saw very easily in the debates that everybody else was hitting Biden first of all, and he really couldn’t defend himself that well. Think about that, Ed, if he’s going up against Donald Trump.”
President Trump's campaign has repeatedly highlighted its belief that no candidate will be strong enough to beat the incumbent in November. McHenry reiterated the statement on his show as well.
“The results only increase the likelihood that no candidate will have enough delegates for a first ballot victory at their convention, which only means more chaos,” a statement from Trump campaign obtained by the Fox show read.
“The media is hyperventilating about Joe Biden, but everyone should remember that he is just as terrible a candidate right now as he was a few days ago,” it continued.
The former vice president, who is running in the moderate lane, had an extremely successful Super Tuesday, as he is projected to win in at least nine states, compared to Sanders’s at least four states. A current NPR delegate count has Biden leading with 453 delegates and Sanders behind with 382.
Biden has had a few verbal gaffes during the campaign, prompting him to receive criticism on whether he is mentally capable of fulfilling the duties of the presidency. The former vice president and Sanders are two of the oldest candidates in the race.