Throughout the 2020 election, Joe Biden was often characterized as an aloof and possibly-senile grandpa-type, using antiquated sayings and references, while often simply misspeaking in confusing ways.
This is how he was portrayed on television via Saturday Night Live, and within certain corners of the mainstream media, and it wasn’t all that surprising. Not only is Biden a septuagenarian and the oldest president to ever be inaugurated, but he has a long history of slip-ups, gaffes, and strange behavior.
Now, with the President having yet to hold an actual press conference almost 60 days into his first term, Americans appear to be wondering whether or not Biden is even in charge anymore?
A Rasmussen survey released Tuesday found nearly half of respondents do not believe President Joe Biden is the one making decisions in the White House.
According to the poll, 47 percent of likely voters said “Biden is really doing the job of president,” while 47 percent believed “others are making decisions for Biden behind the scenes.”
Of course, this isn’t the first time that there was some confusion about the pecking order at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
During the campaign, Harris slipped and said the “Harris administration with Joe Biden”:
“As part of our Build Back Better agenda, we will need to make sure you have a president in the White House who actually sees you, who understands your needs, who understands the dignity of your work, and who has your back,” Harris said in September.
“A Harris administration together with Joe Biden as the president of the United States, the Biden-Harris administration will provide access to 100 billion dollars in low-interest loans and investments for minority-business owners,” she said.
Biden was a reluctant candidate in 2020, and has, on several occasions, made reference to the fact that he would not likely seek a second term in office.
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