President Donald Trump’s former chief of staff, Mark Meadows, rapped Joe Biden earlier this week for what certainly appears to be a distinct lack of stamina, energy, and inability to focus during his limited public appearances.
In an appearance Tuesday with Fox News’ Sean Hannity, Meadows, a former GOP lawmaker from North Carolina, along with Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, both men mused about how Trump would often contact them late at night, while, according to reports, Biden turns in early and isn’t seen much in public.
For his part, Jordan also rapped the mainstream media’s double standards when it comes to the way they covered Trump versus how they are now covering Biden, which is to say far less critically.
“Today, we heard about Biden’s dog biting someone. Can you imagine if President Trump had a dog at the White House and it bit someone, the press would go crazy. They would say, ‘This dog is working with Russia and we gotta have an investigation,’” Jordan said.
He added that “the American people deserve to know who is making the decisions,” and that “they’re also sick and tired of the double standard they see every single day from the mainstream press.”
Meadows responded with a poignant comeback that tens of millions of Americans believe.
“Jim’s absolutely right,” Meadows said. “President Trump was more focused at 1 a.m. in the morning than Joe Biden is in the afternoon at 1 p.m.”
“I mean, you start to look at this and you say, at what point are we going to start to have real communication from the White House?” Meadows asked.
The segment was light, but it offered some real insight into where the country is at from a leadership standpoint — compared to where it was up until Jan. 20.
Trump was known for getting very little sleep, and for having the schedule and stamina of a man decades his junior. Biden, meanwhile, often appears agitated even in the daytime, and his Mr. Magoo routine is both stale and terrifying.
That 2008 “3 a.m. phone call” ad from failed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton really comes to mind when thinking of Biden’s lack of presence and leadership. The infamous ad inferred that at all times, even at 3 a.m., when “your children are safe and asleep,” a phone at the White House is liable to ring with an emergent situation on the other line.
As for Biden, people are becoming increasingly concerned with his mental status, even though no one is supposed to mention it.
In an interview with the Washington Examiner, Rep. Mike Garcia (R-Calif.), said, “I’ve been concerned about this since day one.”
“This, to me, in my opinion, and I mean this as gracefully and tactfully as I can, I think we are seeing nationally one of the most grievous examples of elderly abuse in our nation,” Garcia, a former Navy pilot, told the WE’s Larry O’Connor’s Examining Politics podcast.
“This president is not fit for office. I don’t really believe he understands what he’s doing, and he’s got a political machine behind him that’s propping him up, and it scares the hell out of people like me who value our national security,” he added.