Trump told his Florida supporters on Monday that he was in great shape and feeling energised, which was not the case with Biden.
"Sleepy Joe Biden, not a nice guy by the way, I have to be honest, … he had a very bad day today, … he forgot Mitt Romney's name, he didn't know what state he was in and he said today he is a proud Democrat running for the US Senate, it's the second time", Trump said at the first campaign rally he held since announcing his COVID-19 diagnosis.
Sleepy Joe Biden had a particularly bad day today. He couldn’t remember the name of Mitt Romney, said again he was running for the U.S. Senate, and forgot what State he was in. If I did any of this, it would be disqualifying. With him, he’s just Sleepy Joe!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 12, 2020
"He's got no strength left, he's got no power left, he's got nothing going", Trump said, adding that "If he [Biden] wins, the radical left will be running the country" and will turn the US into a "socialist nightmare".
Trump said that Biden was "owned by the radical globalists" who have shipped away US jobs and shut down US factories, forcing the US to engage in "endless wars".
On Monday, Biden apparently could not recollect the name of ex-Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, who ran against former President Barack Obama in 2012. Biden referred to him as "a Mormon, the governor".
Biden forgets Romney’s name— Jewish Deplorable 🇺🇸 (@TrumpJew) October 12, 2020
“I got in trouble when we were running against that senator who was a Mormon, the governor” pic.twitter.com/h2oE4IBw4G
Later, at a campaign event in Toledo, the former vice president failed to define the post he is actually running for in this election. It was not clear if that was misspoken or he was just daydreaming, but in February, he made a similar mistake at a Democratic event in South Carolina saying that he is Democratic candidate for the United State's Senate.
Earlier this month, Trump pulled out of the proposed second scheduled debate with Biden. The US president announced his decision after the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) announced the debate would be virtual in order to eliminate any risk of contracting the novel coronavirus.
Trump tested positive for COVID-19 at the start of October and was hospitalized at the Walter Reed Military Medical Center. Ahead of the Monday campaign rally in Florida, White House Physician Dr Sean Conley said that Trump had tested negative for the coronavirus "on consecutive days" and was not infectious to others.