Incumbent Democratic President Joe Biden has just announced his 2024 reelection campaign, but to a rather chilly reception.
Biden’s age and mental acuity are no longer whirring along at the pace of the job, and it’s showing. Americans on both sides of the aisle see it. They recognize a man in decline, and so his decision to run again in 2024 feels like a denial of the inevitable radical shift in the liberal ethos and an attempt for the “old guard” Democrats to score one more 4-year payday.
Much of the apprehension is on account of Biden’s age and his constant inability to string together coherent sentences or thoughts.
Now it appears as though his memory is suffering as well.
The 80-year-old commander-in-chief had difficulty remembering his recent state visit to Ireland Thursday while being grilled by kids during a Take Your Child to Work event at the White House.
“The last country I’ve traveled, I’m trying to think of the last one I was in,” Biden mused to the children of administration staffers and members of the media.
“I’ve been to, met with 89 heads of state so far. So, uh, trying to think where was the last place I was; it’s hard to keep track.”
“Ireland,” a child shouted out, jogging the president’s memory.
“Yeah, you’re right, Ireland. That’s where it was,” he said good-naturedly.
“How’d you know that?”
But that wasn’t the only gaffe, as the President seemed to completely forget one of his own grandchildren.
The commander-in-chief also rattled off the names of grandchildren Naomi, 29, Finnegan, 23, Maisy, 22, Natalie, 18, Robert Hunter Biden II, 17, and Beau Jr., 2, but stopped short of mentioning Navy Joan Roberts, the often-unacknowledged 4-year-old daughter of Hunter and Lunden Roberts, a former stripper.
Biden’s capacities have been so poor of late that the New York Times has preemptively begun suggesting that America is fine “without a healthy President”.
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