In a recent stumble at West Point, President Joe Biden has given his critics more ammunition to question his fitness for office. The mainstream media, quick to accuse Republicans of “pouncing” on the issue, can’t deny that this incident does little to reassure the American public about their President’s capability to lead.
During a commencement address at West Point, President Biden tripped and fell in front of the attendees, leading to immediate media coverage and Republican backlash. White House correspondent Mary Bruce of ABC’s World News Tonight reported that Biden was fine after the fall and reassured viewers of his well-being when seen on camera shortly after. However, this incident only fueled voters’ concerns about Biden’s age and suitability for office, and his critics were quick to seize on the stumble to question his capabilities.
Despite the liberal media’s claims, Democrats are also prone to pouncing on missteps, revealed by their eagerness to target former President Trump when he walked cautiously down a wet ramp. As various news outlets seemingly provide excuses for Biden’s fall, it’s clear that there’s a worrisome disconnect between the President’s apparent health and the confidence of the American public in his leadership. Recent polls have shown that over 60% of Americans do not believe Biden has the mental sharpness or physical health required to serve effectively.
Ultimately, President Biden’s recent fall adds to an increasing list of concerns about his ability to lead the nation. Though the mainstream media may rush to reassure viewers, it’s hard to ignore the fact that incidents like these are only providing more fodder for his critics and further eroding the public’s trust in his capabilities.