White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre laughed off a question about Joe Biden’s physical health and stamina last night, branding the questioning of the president’s fitness levels “malicious”.
Sleepy Joe at 79-years-old is already the oldest ever US president to take office but insists he will run again in 2024 at the ripe old age of 82.
Many have speculated about the president’s cognitive function, with some suggesting Joe’s age may play a part in the reason for his constant gaffes, trips, falls, and blunders.
Biden often seems incapable of remembering basic information and scrambles to come up with answers to comprehensive questions about his plans and movements.
On Saturday, the president seemed confused about whether or not he was going to Saudi Arabia. At first Sleepy Joe said he had not yet decided, but then a mere 20 seconds later began to explain why he was making the visit.
“Have you decided whether or not to go to Saudi Arabia?” asked a reporter.
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“No, not yet,” responded Biden.
“What would be holding up the decision at this point? Are there commitments from the Saudi’s you’re waiting for?” the journalist questioned.
“It happens to be a larger meeting taking place in Saudi Arabia.
“That’s the reason I’m going.” Said Biden, seconds after saying he wasn’t sure if he was going at all.
When White House spokesperson Karine Jean-Pierre, 47, was asked about the president’s health and fitness levels and advancing age by CNN’s Don Lemon, she gasped in horror.
“Don, you’re asking me this question?” she exclaimed.
“Oh my gosh! He’s the president of the United States!”
'That is not a question we should even be asking': Press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre LAUGHS as she shuts down CNN's Don Lemon for asking if the President has the physical and mental stamina to continue after 2024
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Jean-Pierre went on to say she would be physically unable to keep up with the president’s work level:
“You know, I can’t even keep up with him.
“We just got back from New Mexico. We just got back from California.
“That is not a question that we should even be asking.
“Just look at the work he does. And look how he’s delivering for the American public.”
Host Don Lemon began to discuss an article published in the New York Times by concerned Democrats who brought the president’s health into question, particularly in relation to his determination to run for office again at 82.
The senior figures in the party off-set their concerns against Biden’s low approval ratings and the possibility of Trump, 76, beating him to the top seat.
Jean-Pierre insisted their concerns were unfounded and “malicious”:
“That article that you’re talking about – it’s hearsay, it’s malicious,” she snapped.
‘”That’s not what we care about.
“We care about how we are going to deliver for the American people. How we’re going to make their lives better.
“That’s what the president talks about.
“That is his focus. And that’s what we’ll continue to focus on.”
But a president who makes as many mistakes and blunders as Biden does is surely more a hindrance than an asset.
Just a few weeks ago, Biden dangerously flirted with war with Russia and China.
In May, the president said the US would send troops to Taiwan if the Chinese became militarily aggressive against the region because “that’s the commitment we made”, a statement the White House was forced to retract and amend later.
Earlier that month, Biden seemed to struggle to read a script from a teleprompter:
“We’re going to seize their yachts, their luxury homes and all their ill-begotten gains of Putin’s kleptocracy… klep— the guys who are the kleptocracies. Ha. Ha. Ha,” Biden said.
Just a few days ago, embarrassing Biden fell up the stairs of Air Force One for the third time in four months.
If he struggles to cope now with the most stressful job in the world, how is he going to do it when he’s 82? Not a chance.