President Biden continues to show signs of decreased mental acuity at a time when 77% of Americans believe Biden is “too old” to effectively serve a second term, according to the New York Post.
This week, Biden offered a rambling speech at the United Nations and apparently forgot to shake the hand of the President of Brazil to the Brazil president’s obvious frustration.
Also on Wednesday, at a campaign event in Manhattan Biden repeated a story about a 2017 riot in Charlottesville and his decision to run for president in 2020. Minutes later he repeated the story, nearly word-for-word.
Biden’s remarks were shared at an event hosted by Amy Goldman Fowler, a wealthy supporter. According to transcripts from the event, the president recounted how he was enjoying retirement after serving as vice president when he said:
“You remember those folks walking out of the fields literally carrying torches, with Nazi swastikas, holding them forward, singing the same vicious, antisemitic bile — the same exact bile — bile that was sung in — in Germany in the early ‘30s. And a young woman was killed. A young woman was killed.
“You know, you may remember that, you know, those folks from Charlottesville, as they came out of the fields and carrying those swastikas, and remember the ones with the torches and the Ku — accompanied by the Ku Klux Klan. And in addition to that, they had — there were white supremacists. Anyway, they were making the big case about how terrible this was. And a young woman was killed in the process.
“And my predecessor, as I said, was asked what he thought. He said, ‘There are some very fine people on both sides.’ Well, that kept ringing in my head.
“And so, I couldn’t, quite frankly, remain silent any longer,” Biden concluded. “So, I decided I would run. And it became — I ran because I thought everything this country stood for was up for grabs for the first time in my career.”
Biden added, that “the former guy [then-President Donald Trump] was asked, ‘What do you think would happen?’ He was the sitting president. And he said, ‘I thought there were some very fine people on both sides.’ And I mean this sincerely, from the bottom of my heart, that’s when I decided I — I was going to run again.”
After sharing how his extended family urged him to challenge Trump in 2020, he told the story all over again.
The New York Post article noted that a website posting medical information, Social Care Institute for Excellence, notes that repeating sentences, words, actions and stories is a marker for dementia.
While some are urging the president to withdraw from the 2024 election, Biden appears to be resolute in his plan to press on as a candidate.
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