Trump Says Democrats Spreading ‘Disinformation’ After Biden Remarks

Katabella Roberts
By Katabella Roberts
February 29, 2024Donald Trump
Trump Says Democrats Spreading ‘Disinformation’ After Biden Remarks
President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump walk on the south lawn of the White House on Dec. 23, 2020. (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Former President Donald Trump has accused Democrats of spreading “disinformation” about him after President Biden claimed the businessman forgot the name of his wife, Melania Trump.

In a video posted to Truth Social on Feb. 28, President Trump took aim at “radical left Democrats” who he said are “at it again” and “constantly making up stories about me because their candidate is a mental and physical basket case.”

“There’s never been anything like it. He’s also the worst president in the history of our country. He went on a very poorly rated show last night, and he talked about Donald Trump and his wife,” President Trump said.

The Republican 2024 White House candidate was referencing President Biden’s interview on the “Late Night with Seth Meyers” on Feb. 26.

During his appearance, the Democrat quipped that President Trump, despite being nearly the same age as the 81-year-old, “can’t even remember his wife’s name.”

President Biden appeared to be referencing President Trump’s comments during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) just days earlier.

While on stage, President Trump praised his wife, former First Lady Melania, telling the crowd that she is very popular among his supporters and that “people love her.”

He later looked off-stage and said, “Oh look at that. Mercedes, that’s pretty good!”

Many mainstream media outlets quickly began reporting that President Trump had mistaken his wife’s name and called her “Mercedes” instead of Melania.

However, multiple conservative publications later reported that this was not the case. President Trump had been looking off stage at Mercedes Schlapp, who previously served in the Trump Administration as White House director of strategic communications, and who was watching the Republican from the corner of the stage.

Biden’s Claims Incorrect: Trump

In his post on Truth Social, President Trump stressed that he had been addressing Ms. Schlapp, and not referencing his wife, Melania, during his CPAC appearance. Ms. Schlapp’s husband, Matt Schlapp, chairs the American Conservative Union, which hosts CPAC.

President Trump said, “I made the statement that Melania was very popular because when I mentioned her name, the audience went wild. I then looked at the two people, man and wife, Matt and Mercedes Schlapp. And I said, Wow, they really liked the first lady. So this got taken as the fact that I thought Mercedes was the first lady. It has nothing to do with that.”

The former president added, “These people are really dishonest. They are absolutely something. They have a horrible candidate who is a horrible president. They make up things constantly.”

He went on to accuse Democrats of repeatedly attempting to question his mental acuity over what he said were comments or actions he made that were done “purposely for comedic reasons and for sarcasm.”

“The disinformation of the Democrats is unbelievable. They do it because they have a horrible candidate … He should not be leading this country … Hopefully, on November 5th, he’s not going to be. We’re gonna have a big election. We’re gonna have a big victory, and we’re gonna make America great again. Thank you,” President Trump concluded.

The Epoch Times has contacted the White House for comment.

From The Epoch Times

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