President Joe Biden had a bizarre press conference recently that has created more questions than answers. One of the most pertinent questions that have been raised is focused on the president’s mental fitness for his office.
President Biden was confronted by a reporter during Wednesday’s press conference over his mental fitness because of a newly released poll. This poll revealed that Americans have serious questions about whether Biden is cognitively able to perform his duties as president.
The reporter acknowledged that he would be raising a delicate subject but that he had the utmost respect for Biden’s life accomplishments as well as respect for the high office that he holds. The reporter then referenced the poll that was just released by Politico/Morning Consult. It found that 49% of registered voters disagreed with the statement, “Joe Biden is mentally fit.”
Only 43% of Democrats say they “strongly agree” with the statement. A majority, 68%, of Republicans strongly disagree. The poll also found that 51% of registered voters disagreed with the statement that Biden is capable of leading the country, with 40% of those strongly disagreeing.
The reporter stated that there was not even a majority of Democrats who responded with a strong affirmation of the statement.
President Biden immediately responded saying that he would let the press make the judgment whether the people were correct.
This was followed up by the reported asking to finish his questions. He wanted to know why such a large segment of the American electorate has such deep concerns about the president’s cognitive fitness.
This was the president’s short response: “I have no idea.”
That prompted major responses in social media. Ronny Jackson, the former White House physician who served under the last two presidential administrations, responded to Biden’s remarks by saying that something was “wrong” with the president. He suggested that an immediate cognitive test should be performed.
Jackson tweeted this message: “BIDEN JUST IGNORED A QUESTION ABOUT HIS COGNITIVE DECLINE! Something is WRONG with him. This man IS NOT qualified to be President!! I am demanding he has a cognitive test NOW. There’s too much on the line, we need to know!”
The former White House doctor said that the whole press conference was disturbing and bizarre. He believes that Biden is totally disconnected from reality and has no idea what is really going on. Jackson noted that he is not surprised that officials have kept Biden locked away and that the press conference was an “embarrassment.”
Previously, when the president’s wife, Dr. Jill Biden, was asked about her husband’s cognitive functions, she declined to answer and said the question was ridiculous. The White House has indicated that Biden underwent a physical in November and that his examination concluded that he “remains a healthy vigorous, 78-year-old male, who is fit to successfully execute the duties of the Presidency.”
President Biden is the oldest man ever sworn into the White House. This new poll comes as many are asking whether or not he will run for a second term in the White House. The president is saying that he will run again and made it clear that Kamala Harris will be his running mate.
This poll asked the same questions that were used several times during former President Donald Trump’s presidency.
The Morning Consult poll found that voters didn’t find Biden a clear communicator by 20 points, they didn’t find him energetic by 26 points and they did not find he was a strong leader by 17 points.
Republican pollster Neil Newhouse said Biden’s difficulties communicating clearly could be a contributing factor in keeping his approval ratings low. He said that when you watch Biden, you get a sense that he’s just missing a beat, that he’s not what he once was. Newhouse believes that voters are picking up on it.