Strange Biden interview adds to concern about his ability to lead

by Jacob Fuller

Vicky Arias, FISM News


President Joe Biden’s condition during a recent interview stirred fresh concern about his ability to remain in office.

During an interview clip that aired on Friday, the president appeared drowsy and somewhat disoriented when asked if his wife, Jill, would support him in a second presidential bid.

MSNBC’s Jonathan Capehart asked Biden whether or not he planned to run for office in 2024. The president replied, “I have not made that formal decision, but it’s my intention, my intention to run again, and we’ll have time to make that decision.”

Capehart then asked if Biden’s wife was on board, to which the president seemed to almost nod off and look towards the floor before answering.

“Mr. President,” Capehart intervened.

“Dr. Biden thinks that — my wife thinks that I, uh — that we’re doing something very important,” President Biden replied, at long last.

In another section of the interview, Biden explained that he could “drop dead tomorrow” and would prefer voters concentrate on his energy levels instead of his age.

When asked about “voter concerns that he was too old for a second term, Biden said ‘I’m a great respecter of fate. I could get a disease tomorrow. I could, you know, drop dead tomorrow.’ But, he added, ‘In terms of my energy level, in terms of how much I’m able to do, I think people should look and say — can he still have the same passion for what he’s doing?’”

If Biden wins re-election, he would be 86 years old at the end of his time in office.

The president’s recent bizarre behavior is increasingly becoming par for the course and is part of a string of odd interviews and speeches.

In September, Biden called out for a recently deceased representative during an event at the White House. “Representative Jackie — are you here? Where’s Jackie?” Biden asked from the podium in a confused moment.

Just eight weeks prior to the event, Rep. Jackie Walorski of Indiana died in a tragic car crash, to which the president had responded in a statement, saying “Jill and I are shocked and saddened by the death of Congresswoman Jackie Walorski of Indiana along with two members of her staff in a car accident today in Indiana.”

Walorski’s brother, Keith Walorski reacted, telling the New York Post, “Bless his heart for trying. He’s forgetful. I don’t think anybody would look at the things that he’s done and said and say that his mind is as sharp as it used to be.”

As recently as September, the first lady disclosed that she and the president have yet to discuss his running for a second term. “Not yet. We’ve been a little bit too busy,” Jill Biden said in an interview on the Today show, “So, not yet, but, I’m sure it will be a discussion.”

While Biden seems to be tentative about his 2024 run, Donald Trump made his strongest inference yet at a rally in Texas on Saturday that he plans to run for the office of president again.

“[I will] probably have to do it again,” said the former president. “I ran twice. I won twice. I did much better the second time than I did before, … getting millions more votes in 2020 than 2016 and likewise, getting more votes than any sitting president in the history of our country by far. And now in order to make our country successful, safe and glorious again, I will probably have to do it again … The silent majority is back stronger than ever before. My fellow citizens, this incredible journey we are on together has only just begun.”