Democratic nominee Joe Biden continues to best President Donald Trump in national polls of the 2020 election.
Trump and his allies are trying to slow Biden's momentum by claiming that he's cognitively unfit to be President. Trump claimed that the former Vice President wouldn't be able to pass a cognitive test and gave him the nickname "Sleepy Joe."
The President's son, Eric, echoed that position on Sunday afternoon.
Eric Trump claimed that the media is unwilling to discuss Biden's so-called "cognitive decline."
Why is no one in the media willing to discuss Biden’s seemingly apparent cognitive decline? This is a US presidenti… https://t.co/0JJKRqrNor— Eric Trump (@Eric Trump) 1595180160.0
Despite the Trump campaign's best efforts, the American public has less faith in Trump's cognitive abilities than Biden's, according to multiple polls. A Monmouth University poll from the beginning of the month showed that 52 percent of voters believed Biden had the mental and physical capacity to be President. Only 45 percent said the same of Trump.
An even more recent Fox News poll found found that 51 percent of respondents didn't believe Trump had the "mental soundness" to be President.
If that wasn't bad enough, people soon began replying to Eric Trump, confronting him with the times his father demonstrated a lack of cognitive stability.
@EricTrump Your dumb-as-rocks dad bragged to Chris Wallace about how hard it was to count backwards from 100, and t… https://t.co/2M8AUdjFj5— BrooklynDad_Defiant Rep John Lewis! (@BrooklynDad_Defiant Rep John Lewis!) 1595181673.0
@EricTrump Your dad suggested nuking a hurricane big guy.— Brian Tyler Cohen (@Brian Tyler Cohen) 1595190254.0
@EricTrump Who’s cognitive decline is in question here? 🤔 https://t.co/0FIQ8A8hgD— Tanya (Floresta Submission / FSWidow) (@Tanya (Floresta Submission / FSWidow)) 1595203925.0
@EricTrump https://t.co/nF2mEMmhZU— The Daily Show (@The Daily Show) 1595252540.0
Several people cited Trump's chaotic interview with Fox News' Chris Wallace, especially at the point in the interview when Trump bragged about passing a cognitive test which included a question asking him to identify an elephant.
@EricTrump Your dad picked an elephant out of a line-up.— TrumpsTaxes (@TrumpsTaxes) 1595201243.0
@EricTrump Your pop announces on Fox News that the last 5 questions on the MOCA were hard https://t.co/6fxPrSZqke— Rita🌊I Am Anti-Fascist (@Rita🌊I Am Anti-Fascist) 1595186343.0
@EricTrump A man who finds 5 questions on a cognitive test "very hard", is a man who's cognitively impaired. This i… https://t.co/Uz3bpxkoL5— LinHoHi (@LinHoHi) 1595187298.0
@EricTrump Dude, you REALLY want to sit this one out. Your father was bragging that doctors were surprised he passe… https://t.co/Kg8NHTaxmN— Thom, Democrat and Anti-Fascist (@Thom, Democrat and Anti-Fascist) 1595182439.0
For his part, Biden has said he's eager to put his cognitive abilities on display at the debates in September.