In a recent speech before the Wisconsin Black Chamber of Commerce, President Joe Biden, aged 81, gave viewers another reason to question his clarity of mind. A video clip making rounds on social media shows Biden, after concluding his remarks, turning away from the podium with a look of uncertainty. He faces a back wall, raises his hands in apparent confusion, and even jogs towards it, narrowly avoiding a collision with a wall adorned with state and national flags. An aide had to intervene, guiding him behind the curtain.
— Dash Riprock 🇺🇸 (@PhilMcCrackin44) December 21, 2023
This incident follows former President Donald Trump’s repeated mocking of Biden, including imitations of him getting lost and suggesting Biden’s medications are losing effect. Trump has been vocal in ridiculing Biden’s physical mishaps, referring to him as “walking on toothpicks” and doubting his capability to last until the next Election Day.
The White House, cognizant of the President’s age-related challenges, has reportedly taken measures like special footwear and modified boarding procedures for Air Force One to avoid further public incidents. Despite Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre’s claims of Biden’s vigorous schedule, there are growing public concerns about his fitness for office, especially as he has been seen dozing off publicly.
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— PBS NewsHour (@NewsHour) December 20, 2023
With widespread belief among Americans that President Biden may be too old for a second term, the President dismisses such concerns, insisting on his capability to handle the presidency. If reelected, he would complete his term at 86, becoming the oldest serving president in U.S. history.