After over a year of campaigning and more than a dozen candidates, the November election is just over a month away and the first debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden is set to begin Tuesday night.
For months, Trump's campaign has said that Biden is mentally unfit to serve as President, with Trump himself eagerly tweeting about every apparent Biden gaffe on the campaign trail.
But a resurfaced tweet from Trump in 2012 is singing a much different tune.
I suspect @JoeBiden could do well tonight. Don't be fooled by his gaffes. He is a seasoned and feisty debater.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 11, 2012
Not only did Trump warn his followers not to be fooled by Biden's gaffes, but he hailed Biden as a "seasoned and feisty debater."
While the Trump team may currently dismiss Biden as "sleepy Joe" to their supporters, they're working overtime to convince the public that Biden will have an advantage. Trump has publicly called on Biden to take a drug test before the debates, baselessly claiming that Biden is taking performance enhancing drugs.
Conspiracy theories that Biden will secretly wear an earpiece to be fed answers have recently made the rounds in conservative circles as well.
People instantly began using Trump's words against him.
Thanks I agree with you for once
— Dr. Meghan Hurtsboro✡️ (@MeghanForBiden) September 29, 2020
Even trump knows Biden will win the debate. He complimented him in 2012.
— Debbie (@Debbie45801497) September 29, 2020
Too late to change your tune. I think he will be great!
— Amy Mann💛💛💛💛💛 (@AmySMann) September 29, 2020
I suspect he could do well tonight also!
— Camden Hansen (@CamdenHansen) September 29, 2020
It's not too late to back out.
— Brian (@bhaney2) September 29, 2020
This would be the smarter approach for Trump to have taken in 2020 instead of setting the bar so low for Biden that all he has to do is sound coherent to clear it. https://t.co/4zfz6bZPsR
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) September 29, 2020
Others were even more amazed by the consistency of the mantra that "there's always a tweet" of Trump's contradicting his current stances.
how is there always an oddly specific tweet from years ago https://t.co/I7mkmmkvGh
— President Flip Flops (@prezflipflops) September 29, 2020
'There is always a tweet' is a law of physics at this point.
— Mia (@dukeblueblood) September 29, 2020
There really is a Trump tweet for everything. https://t.co/mpuQ0rps1v
— Miranda Yaver (@mirandayaver) September 29, 2020
The first presidential debate will be moderated by Chris Wallace of Fox News. It airs at 9pm Eastern Time on every major news channel.