It was another challenging week for President Joe Biden. The 79-year-old commander in chief attempted to reassure the American people of his mental fitness during an interview with 60 Minutes, but he struggled to form a coherent sentence. “I have trouble even mentioning, even saying to myself, my own head, the number of years,” Biden said. “I no more think of myself as being as old as I am than fly. I mean, it’s just not.”
Biden’s handlers need to do a better job of corralling him immediately after he stops speaking to prevent him from wandering off like a nursing home patient on the loose. White House aides are presumably overwhelmed, given how often they are forced to publicly disavow something Biden blurted out in public. For example, administration officials scrambled to clarify Biden’s assertion that the COVID-19 “pandemic is over.” White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre suggested Biden might have been distracted while “walking through the Detroit car show” and “looking around.”
The president fired back in an exclusive guest column for the Washington Free Beacon, insisting his brain is working just fine. “Joe Biden is not a question of fitness to serve as president,” he wrote. “Repeat the line.”
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