May 12, 2024 - Politics & Policy

Biden and Trump split screen: "Unhinged" and "Hannibal Lecter"

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President Biden is greeted by Colonel Kenneth H. Weiner at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

In a 2024 rarity, President Biden and former President Trump campaigned yesterday at the same time.

Why it matters: Trump spends Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays in a courtroom — and Biden does most of his events during the week.

At a private fundraiser in Washington state, Biden said "it's clear that … when [Trump] lost in 2020, something snapped in him," CNN reports.

  • "He's not only obsessed with losing in 2020, he's clearly unhinged. Just listen to what he's telling people," Biden said.

At a massive rally in New Jersey, Trump went on a bizarre tangent that connected Hannibal Lecter to migrants:

  • "But Hannibal Lecter. Congratulations, the late great Hannibal Lecter. We have people who are being released into our country that we don't want in our country, and they're coming in totally unchecked, totally unvetted."
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