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    US President Trump has repeatedly hit out at Joe Biden over the presumptive 2020 Democratic nominee’s slips of the tongue, insisting that he is mentally unfit to hold office.

    Presumptive 2020 Democratic nominee Joe Biden has prompted a Twitter uproar after incorrectly stating the US coronavirus death toll and the number of those who have become unemployed due to the disease.

    “We're […] in the middle of a [COVID-19] pandemic that has cost us more than 85,000 jobs as of today. Lives of millions of people. Millions of people. Millions of jobs. You know, and we're in a position where, you know we just got new unemployment insurance, this morning, uh, numbers — 36.5 million claims since this crisis began”, Biden asserted during a virtual roundtable on Thursday.

    In reality, Johns Hopkins University info indicates that there are about 85,000 fatalities from the coronavirus in the US, where approximately 36.5 million people have already lost their jobs because of the outbreak.

    Most netizens immediately pointed the finger at Biden over what one user slammed as “dreadful” remarks, with another netizen arguing that “this guy cannot become president”.

    “He is an absolute joke and this is proof of it. Way to focus on the wrong issue and the number wrong too. This is why nobody likes or trusts him”, one more user wrote.

    One netizen, however, stood up for Biden, claiming that all this was just a “verbal gaffe”.

    US President Trump has, for his part, consistently blamed Biden for his slips of the tongue, claiming that he should not be president due to alleged mental problems.

    Biden remains the presumptive presidential hopeful to challenge incumbent Trump in the 3 November elections, after Senator Bernie Sanders wrapped up his bid for the Democratic Party's nomination in April.

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