"Watch me," President Joe Biden told MSNBC's Jonathan Capehart this week during one of the most awkward interviews in the history of American politics.
So we did. It was similar to watching John Fetterman, the stroke victim and Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, bumble his way through a debate after his campaign allies in the media insisted he was fine.
"Am I don't have the same pace?" the president asked Capehart during a discussion about his fitness for office. "Everything physically about me is still functioning well, so you know, and mentally too." The evidence suggests otherwise.
Biden wandered around like a sluggish toddler chasing a butterfly, told a group of transgender activists about the Democratic Party's plan to "overrule Dob," meaning the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson, which struck down Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 ruling that Biden couldn't remember. He expressed concern that the American "pleople" are "vuedejegguli," and pledged to encourage economic "innervation."
The commander in chief, who turns 80 next month, insisted (without evidence) that Vice President Kamala Harris was doing a "great" job. (Just 38 percent of Americans have a favorable opinion of Harris.) A Washington Free Beacon analysis determined that Biden, Harris, and Fetterman would combine to form a single human being of average competence and speaking ability.
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