President Joe Biden really struggled this week. He appeared to be suffering from a cold, which is bad news for the vast majority of America terrified at the thought of Kamala Harris becoming president. The National Council on Aging warns that "even a seemingly mild cold can pose a health threat" to adults age 65 and older. (Biden turned 80 in November.)
"Let me start by apologizing for the slight cold I have," Biden told attendees at the Summit for Democracy. "That's the only thing that's happening to me these days." (We're not sure what he's talking about, either.)
Maybe that's why Biden was even more incoherent than usual this week. He mixed up China and Canada, for example, and promoted "tax credits for elected [sic] vehicles." During a speech in Ottawa, the president declared: "Uh, I have, uh. We have, uh, um, ya know, uh."
The cold did not prevent Biden from getting up to old tricks. He raved about ice cream, for example, and forgot he was president. He also complimented some "good looking kids" at the White House. It's not yet known whether he was able to smell their hair. (He probably got a decent sniff or two at the very least.)