As his presidency drones on, serious questions continue to be asked about the state of Joe Biden’s well-being. But a new report suggests he isn’t the only one in the White House we should be worried about.
According to the Daily Caller, First Lady Jill Biden underwent surgery on her foot this week after being injured on a beach in Hawaii.
The news was revealed by the White House on Thursday.
An injury in Hawaii
According to a statement from the West Wing, the first lady traveled to Hawaii to promote COVID-19 vaccination efforts. The injury, which was said to involve an object being stuck in her foot, reportedly did not preclude the first lady from participating in scheduled events there.
“Last weekend, prior to her two official events in Hawaii, the First Lady stepped on an object on the beach which became lodged in her left foot,” spokesman Michael LaRosa said, according to the Daily Caller.
“She will undergo a procedure today at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to remove the object,” LaRosa added Thursday.
The Daily Caller notes that this is not Jill Biden’s first visit to the military hospital. The first lady reportedly underwent another procedure there earlier this year.
President Biden stumbles, too
Although the prognosis regarding Mrs. Biden’s foot appears to be positive, worries about her husband’s mental health are only growing.
On the campaign trail and in the months since, President Biden has made a series of bizarre comments that have many wondering whether he’s capable of serving as leader of the free world.
The latest example came Wednesday, when the president spoke at a truck factory in Pennsylvania. There, as the New York Post reported, Joe Biden told his audience that there were three reasons that he decided to seek the presidency — but he only remembered to name two of them.
In another strange moment, the president told members of his staff, “I used to drive an 18-wheeler, man,” before clarifying that he “got to” drive one.
However, even the left-leaning fact-checking website Snopes could find no evidence that the president has ever driven a commercial truck of any sort. “Biden appears to be referring to a 500-mile trip he took in 1973 on a 47,000-pound cargo truck carrying hollow-shell pipe,” the fact-checker explained. “Biden, a freshman senator at the time, said that he took the trip because he ‘wanted a firsthand account from the truckers, who say they carry 50 percent of all the goods shipped within the United States.'”