Donald Trump Says Joe Biden's Latest Alleged Gaffe Means 'Dementia' Is Getting Worse

President Donald Trump has accused former Vice President Joe Biden of having worsening "dementia" after the Democrat appeared to forget the name of Republican Senator Mitt Romney.

Trump retweeted an article that was shared by syndicated radio host and Fox News personality Mark Levin. The story described how Biden spoke to reporters about Romney without naming him, but instead referred to his religion.

Biden was asked whether Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett's faith had any role to play in her confirmation hearings. In answering, he cited Romney, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, sometimes called Mormons.

"No, her faith should not be considered," Biden said, according to Deseret News. "I don't think there's any questions about her faith."

"You may remember, I got in trouble when we were running against the senator, who was a Mormon, he was a governor, OK? And I took him on, and nobody's faith should be questioned," he said.

Romney, who is now a senator, had served as governor of Massachusetts before running for president as the Republican nominee in 2012. He lost to President Barack Obama. However, it's not clear if Biden forgot Romney's name or merely hesitated.

"Mitt can't be thrilled about this! Joe also said yesterday he's running for the U.S. Senate (again) and totally forgot where he was (wrong State!)," Trump tweeted on Tuesday.

"Joe has never been a nice or kind guy, so it's easier to find this obvious & rapidly getting worse 'dementia' unacceptable for USA!"

Following his remarks about Coney Barrett and Romney, Biden seemed to say that he was running for the Senate, before correcting himself. He was a senator for Delaware from 1973 to 2009.

"You know, we have to come together. That's why I'm running. I'm running as a proud Democrat for the Senate," Biden said, according to Fox News. "When I ran as a proud Democrat for vice president, and I'm running as a proud Democrat for president. But I promise you this, I will govern as an American president."

There is some dispute about Biden saying he's running for the Senate. Fox News and some Twitter users have been accused of selectively editing the video, while it's possible Biden simply mixed up his tenses while talking about his original Senate bid in 1972.

The former vice president was in Toledo, Ohio and didn't appear to forget what state he was in. He mentioned Ohio several times during his speech there.

In 2011, Biden defended Romney against criticism of his faith at an event at the University of Pittsburgh. His comments followed Texas pastor Robert Jeffress saying the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was a cult and not Christian.

"I find it preposterous that in 2011 we're debating whether or not a man is qualified or worthy of your vote based on whether or not his religion [...] is a disqualifying provision," Biden said.

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Wearing a face mask to reduce the risk posed by the coronavirus, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden talks to reporters before departing Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport October 12, 2020 in Hebron, Ohio. With 21 days until the election, Biden campaigned in Toledo and Cincinnati. Trump has suggested Biden has dementia. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
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