Trump claims Biden is controlled by 'dark shadows', Internet says POTUS has 'lost his marbles'

Trump made the claim during an interview with Fox News’ Laura Ingraham on Monday, August 31 , where he also called Biden a 'weak person' who is 'controlled like a puppet'

                            Trump claims Biden is controlled by 'dark shadows', Internet says POTUS has 'lost his marbles'
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President Donald Trump's attacks on Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden seem to have reached another level. During an interview with Fox News’ Laura Ingraham on Monday, August 31, Trump alleged Biden was being controlled by ‘dark shadows’ and an investigation was going on a few ‘thugs’.

While stating why Biden can’t keep things calm in the US, Trump commented, “If Biden gets in, they will have won. He's a weak person. He's controlled like a puppet. So it's not going to be calm things down. It's going to be they will have won. They will have taken over your cities. It's a revolution. You understand that. It's a revolution and the people of this country will not stand for that.” The Newsweek reported this was a reference to Democrats taking over if Biden administration comes.

When Ingraham prodded Trump about who he thinks controls Biden, he responded saying, “People that you’ve never heard of. People that are in the dark shadows.” When the host said it sounded like a ‘conspiracy theory’, the report states, Trump told, “No — people that you haven’t heard of. They’re people that are on the streets. They’re people that are controlling the streets.” As per the report Trump further went on to explain a current investigation on a group of people in dark uniform aboard a plane. He said, “We had somebody get on a plane from a certain city this weekend, and in the plane it was almost completely loaded with thugs, wearing these dark uniforms, black uniforms with gear and this and that.” He added, “But they came from a certain city and this person was coming to the Republican National Convention, and there were like seven people on the plane like this person. And then a lot of people were on the plane to do big damage.” When asked for further details he said it’s under investigation and said, “I’ll tell you sometime.”

After the interview, Twitter was abuzz over Trump's ‘dark shadows’ comment. One user said, "Trump has lost his marbles. People in black uniforms- dark shadows If this were my grandfather I would take him to the hospital for a full workup."


One user mocked him saying, "Ummm Biden is controlled by a group called Dark Shadows and can smuggle a team all dressed in black onto a plane to take over a city. Are you f**king kidding me? Why hasn’t he told us this! That’s f**king awesome."


Another said, "Oh my sweet Jesus. Trump just jumped the crazy shark. Now, he says that people in dark shadows are controlling Joe Biden. It really is time to put Grandpa Q out to pasture to live out his fantasies where he can’t hurt anybody else. Dark shadows? really? C’mon man."


One commented, "'They came from a...certain city' not to be that guy but oh gee I wonder what Certain City he could be talking about where people pulling the strings from the 'dark shadows' come from I wonder."


One said, "#ImVotingForJoe Listening to Joe Biden speak soothes me and gives me hope that we can come together as the proud Nation we once were Contrast with @realDonaldTrump talking about 'Joe is controlled by dark shadows, men dressed in black on airplanes'?"


A few started referring to the soap opera 'Dark Shadows' which aired between 1966 to 1971 and followed the lives of the wealthy Collins family members of Collinsport, Maine, where a number of supernatural occurrences took place. One user said, "Hey, #DarkShadows fans! Trump said today that peeps in the 'dark shadows' are controlling Biden. So my theory is Barnabas Collins really bit Trump & now Trump has no brains."


Another joked, "Don't know about anyone else, but I think Trump should ride with Dark Shadows. He kind of reminds me of #BarnabasCollins - he just loves sucking the blood out of we Americans."


Earlier on August 31, as reported by the New York Post, Biden was in Pittsburgh, and he had blamed POTUS for the ongoing violence in the country. The host brought that up in the interview and Trump replied, “Portland’s been burning for many years, for decades it’s been burning.”

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