Donald Trump makes a new gaffe as his opponents increase the pressure on his mental fortitude.

  • During a campaign event in New Hampshire, Trump appeared to imply that Barack Obama was still president.
  • Republicans seeking the nomination, who are far behind Trump, hope to capitalise on his repeated gaffes.
  • By emphasising Trump’s gaffes, Biden’s campaign hopes to mirror concerns about the president’s mental health.

Republican presidential candidate Trump campaigns in New Hampshire. REUTERS

Former US President Donald Trump incorrectly informed supporters that Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán had recently called on US President Barack Obama to resign.

The blunder occurred during Trump’s speech at a campaign event in Claremont, New Hampshire, on Saturday, as he seeks the Republican nomination for president in 2024.

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He claimed that in an October 2023 interview, Orbán was asked what he would “advise President Obama,” and that the Hungarian leader wants Obama to “immediately resign.” Obama’s presidency ended in 2017 with Trump’s inauguration.

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Trump made another blunder regarding Orbán last month, incorrectly referring to him as Turkey’s leader during a rambling speech in Derry, New Hampshire.

The gaffes coincide with the media’s focus on Biden’s mental acuity. According to a May Washington Post-ABC News poll, only 32% of respondents thought Biden’s “mental sharpness” was adequate for the White House.