Former president Donald Trump faced ridicule and criticism after making several gaffes during a campaign rally in Sioux City, Iowa, on Sunday. The rally, which was supposed to boost his chances of winning the Republican nomination for the 2024 presidential election, turned into a comedy of errors as Trump stumbled over his words, greeted the wrong state, and attacked his rival Nikki Haley.
One of the most embarrassing moments came when Trump greeted the crowd by saying “Hello, Iowa. It’s great to be back in the great state of Ohio”. He was quickly corrected by an aide who whispered in his ear “Sir, you’re in Iowa”. Trump then tried to laugh off the mistake by saying “I know that. I was just testing you”.
Trump also mispronounced Canada as Canya and mocked Haley, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, for being born there. “She’s not even from this country. She’s from Canya. Can you believe it? Canya. What kind of a name is that?” he said, apparently unaware that Haley was born in South Carolina to Indian immigrants.
Trump also made a bizarre statement about immigration, saying “We’re going to deny entry to all communists and markers into our cunny. We don’t want them in our cunny”. He meant to say country, but his pronunciation drew laughter and confusion from the audience.
Trump was also heckled by a protester who shouted “You lost. You lost. You lost” during his speech. Trump responded by saying “We’re going to win the Iowa caucuses like we did last time. We won everything. We won everything”. He repeated his baseless claim that he won the 2020 election and that it was stolen from him by fraud.
Trump’s gaffes were widely mocked on social media by users and groups who called him unfit and confused. Some compared him to former president Ronald Reagan, who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease in his later years. Others questioned his mental and physical health and urged him to retire from politics.
Trump has not officially announced his candidacy for 2024, but he has hinted at it several times and has been holding rallies across the country to rally his supporters. He faces a potential challenge from Haley, who has been critical of him and his role in the January 6 Capitol riot. She has not declared her intention to run either, but she has been seen as a possible contender for the Republican nomination.
– Donald Trump Brutally Mocked Over Multiple Gaffes in Speech, Newsweek, October 30, 2023
– WATCH: Hot Mic Catches Trump Being Told He’s in a Different City Than the One He Thought He Was Addressing, Mediaite, October 30, 2023
– Donald Trump shrugs off heckler in Sioux City, says ‘we’re going to win the Iowa Caucuses’, Yahoo News, October 30, 2023
– Trump Vows to ‘Deny Entry to All Communists and Markers Into Our Cunny’ During Iowa Rally Gaffe, Mediaite, October 29, 2023