President Joe Biden appeared to forget the year he became president at a campaign stop in Philadelphia on Monday.
The 80-year-old president told supporters at the city's annual Labor Day parade that "you got me sworn in in January of 2020." Biden took office in January 2021.
Although staff in Biden's administration, such as White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, have insisted that "it is hard for us to keep up with this president" and that he has a "grueling schedule," Biden suffers from frequent gaffes, often stumbling over his words, forgetting where he is, or not knowing where he's going.
In a July 2022 address weeks after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, Biden read aloud directions on his teleprompter. Two months after Rep. Jackie Walorski (R., Ind.) died in a car accident in August 2022, he appeared to ask if she was in the room during a speech.
Americans have lost confidence that Biden can perform the duties of his job, recent polls indicate. Seventy-three percent of voters believe that Biden is too old to run for a second term, according to a Wall Street Journal poll released Monday. An AP-NORC poll from a week earlier found that 77 percent of voters believe his age will make him unable to "effectively serve" for four more years.
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