Given his history of gaffes and verbal missteps, critics have long alleged that Joe Biden lacks the cognitive ability to serve as president. Now, amid the president’s latest crisis behind the lectern, it seems that even members of his own are questioning whether Biden has what it takes.
According to the Daily Wire, Biden gave a less-than-convincing answer Wednesday when Newsmax’s James Rosen asked him why many Americans have questioned his cognitive abilities over the years.
“I have no idea”
“I’d like to, I’d like to raise a delicate subject, but with utmost respect for your life accomplishments and the high office you hold: a poll released this morning by Politico/Morning Consult found 49% of registered voters disagreeing with the statement, ‘Joe Biden is mentally fit,’” Rosen said. “Not even a majority of Democrats who responded strongly affirmed that statement,” the reporter pointed out, according to the Daily Wire.
Biden, for his part, was quick to cut in, telling Rosen, “Well, I’ll let you all make the judgment whether they’re correct.”
Rosen continued: “So the question I have for you, sir, if you’d let me finish, is, why do you suppose such large segments of the American electorate have come to harbor such profound concerns about your cognitive fitness?”
The president dismissed the idea entirely, declaring, “I have no idea.”
Biden says he has “no idea” why Americans question his cognitive ability. pic.twitter.com/dcEaIiYmSo
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) January 19, 2022
But as the Daily Wire notes, one former White House doctor insists that the issue isn’t going away.
“BIDEN JUST IGNORED A QUESTION ABOUT HIS COGNITIVE DECLINE!” former White House physician and current Texas Congressman Ronny Jackson (R) complained in a tweet Wednesday. “Something is WRONG with him. This man IS NOT qualified to be President!! I am demanding he have a cognitive test NOW. There’s too much on the line, we need to know!”
In another tweet shared by the Daily Wire, Jackson said Biden’s latest presser was “disturbing and bizarre.”
“He’s totally disconnected from reality,” Jackson alleged. “He has NO IDEA what’s going on. It’s no surprise he’s been kept locked away in the basement. This is an EMBARRASSMENT.”
Suspicions about Biden’s cognitive prowess have plagued him since the 2020 presidential campaign. At various times along the campaign trail, he forgot what state he was in, mixed up his wife with his sister, and even told voters he was running for a seat in the United States Senate.