Former President Barack Obama is urging Georgia voters to support Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) over Herschel Walker (R) in the upcoming Senate run-off election.
But some Twitter users questioned whether his comments might have been a subtle jab at the current president.
During a rally on Thursday, Obama noted Walker “has been talking about issues that are of great importance to the people of Georgia. Like whether it’s better to be a vampire or werewolf.”
“This is a debate that, I must confess, I once had myself. When I was seven,” he joked. “Then I grew up.”
Fmr. President Obama: "[Herschel] Walker has been talking about issues that are of great importance to the people of Georgia. Like whether it's better to be a vampire or werewolf. This is a debate that, I must confess, I once had myself. When I was seven." https://t.co/lnf9Mj6aff pic.twitter.com/5UDwfFnrYZ
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) December 2, 2022
At a separate point, Obama suggested Walker may not be fit to be a senator.
“We all know some folks in our lives … they say crazy stuff … Uncle Joe, you know what happened to him,” he said.
Obama added, “It’s OK. They’re part of the family, but you don’t give them serious responsibilities.”
Fmr. President Barack Obama: "We all know some folks in our lives…they say crazy stuff…Uncle Joe, you know what happened to him. They're part of the family but you don't give them serious responsibilities." pic.twitter.com/PTmY1rGTrQ
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) December 2, 2022
Some on Twitter questioned whether “Uncle Joe” was a reference to President Joe Biden.
Dan McLaughlin, a senior writer at National Review, tweeted, “He coulda said Uncle Frank, but tellingly, Uncle Joe.”
He coulda said Uncle Frank, but tellingly, Uncle Joe. https://t.co/e1fDCpKIY0
— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) December 2, 2022
Conservative commentator Andrew Malcolm wrote, “With friends like this …”
With friends like this….. https://t.co/sGroQfogZ9
— Andrew Malcolm (@AHMalcolm) December 2, 2022
Check out some of the other reactions:
But we did give him serious responsibilities…….. https://t.co/oMXlN2nwdu
— Michael Robb (@robbmichael1985) December 2, 2022
So Obama admitted "Uncle Joe" is crazy tonight and nobody takes him seriously or gives him serious responsibilities. It's the most honest thing he's ever said.
— thebradfordfile (@thebradfordfile) December 2, 2022
What a slip! Whoopsies 😬
— Ryan Ledendecker (@LedStorms) December 2, 2022
He became president? https://t.co/cKduKyBt6H
— Rusty Sprouts (@RustySprouts) December 2, 2022
Biden has sought to dismiss concerns about his fitness for the job by telling Americans, “Watch me.”
During a September interview with CBS News’ “60 Minutes,” the president was asked how his mental focus is.
Biden on his mental focus: “Oh focused. Hahaha I’d say it’s, it is I haven’t… here, look. I have trouble even mentioning, even saying to myself, in my head, the number of years. I no more think of myself being old as I am than fly.”pic.twitter.com/4UKPIZElZg
— Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) September 19, 2022
“Oh, it’s focused,” Biden responded. “I have trouble even mentioning, even saying to myself, in my head, the number of years. I no more think of myself being old as I am than fly.”
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