Elderly Joe Biden With Bad Memory Holds Prime Time News Conference Proving Same
"President Joe Biden proved his weak mental condition last night in the most disasterous news conference ever held at the White House. The major media dropped their protective demeanor and just unleashed with a fury of questions their doubt he is in good enough shape to be President. Let's face it, Biden mistaking Egypt and calling it Mexico is the worst mistake ever," said Eugene Delgaudio, president of Public Advocate.
President Joe Biden conducted a press conference on Thursday evening with the express intent of proving wrong the accusations that his mental faculties are in severe decline. While questions about his grasp on reality have long plagued the chief executive, it was the release of special counsel Robert Hur's report on Biden's mishandling of classified information that drove the president to the podium - a rare appearance that not even the deaths of three U.S. servicemembers could prompt. Hur ultimately found it inadvisable to press charges against Biden because "Mr. Biden would likely present himself to a jury, as he did during our interview of him, as a sympathetic, well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory."
In his interview with our office, Mr. Biden's memory was worse. He did not remember when he was vice president, forgetting on the first day of the interview when his term ended ("if it was 2013 - when did I stop being Vice President?"), and forgetting on the second day of the interview when his term began ("in 2009, am I still Vice President?"). He did not remember, even within several years, when his son Beau died. And his memory appeared hazy when describing the Afghanistan debate that was once so important to him. Among other things, he mistakenly said he "had a real difference" of opinion with General Karl Eikenberry, when, in fact, Eikenberry was an ally whom Mr. Biden cited approvingly in his Thanksgiving memo to President Obama.
The press conference that followed was all the evidence a disinterested party would need to conclude that the sitting president of the United States is unwell and unfit.
President Biden attempted to defend his mental acuity in a press conference Thursday night that a host of media outlets are rating as politically damaging to the president.
The president gave a brief address to the nation from the White House on Thursday night where he took a barrage of questions from reporters regarding concerns over his age and memory. The latest developments stemmed from Special Counsel Robert Hur's report on Biden's handling of classified documents. Shortly after insisting that his memory was "fine," Biden proceeded to refer to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi as the "president of Mexico."
Biden also appeared visibly angered when responding to claims in Hur's report that Biden did not remember when his son Beau died.
The New York Times called the event a "political disaster."
Axios wrote that Biden's performance Thursday night was a nightmare for his staff.
"For years now, President Biden's advisers have carefully choreographed his every move to avoid what exploded into view over six hours Thursday: a vivid display of an elderly, irritable man struggling on a public stage," Axios reported.
The outlet also called Biden's press conference "shaky," interviewing lawmakers who agreed that the president's recent gaffes call into doubt his ability to win re-election.