Donald Trump has been mocked online after going on a tirade against sharks and sinking boats during his recent campaign rally in Las Vegas.

During his speech in the key swing state of Nevada on Sunday, the former president posed a hypothetical scenario in which a boat with a large battery sinks while a shark was nearby.

“If the boat is sinking, water goes over the battery, the boat is sinking, do I stay on top of the boat and get electrocuted?” Trump said. “Or do I jump over by the shark and not get electrocuted?”

Author and frequent Trump critic Stephen King was one of those who criticized the former president for his remarks.

“This is like listening to your senile uncle at the dinner table after he has that third drink,” King posted on X, formerly Twitter.

Trump’s rally in Las Vegas on Sunday was his first large-scale open air campaign event since he was convicted of 34 charges of falsifying business records in New York.

Trump has frequently discussed his dislike of electric vehicles, and previously used the electrocution or shark attack comparison during a campaign speech in the landlocked state of Iowa last October.

The Republican also said he posed the question on whether someone would get electrocuted if an electric boat sank during a speech in Michigan in September 2023.

Donald Trump Mocked Over ‘Bizarre Rant’ About Sharks – Newsweek