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Biden continues to tangle and stumble after duel debacle

Biden continues to tangle and stumble after duel debacle
Biden continues to tangle and stumble after duel debacle

US President Joe Biden is trying to sell his pathetic performance in the TV debate against Donald Trump as a one-off slip-up. But his confused speeches do not stop.

Too old! No longer mentally and physically fit enough! The doubts about Joe Biden’s fitness for office will not go away. In the almost two weeks since his disastrous debate with Donald Trump, the US President has tried with all his might to portray the devastating impression he left as an exception.

  • “I didn’t have a good evening, but neither did Trump,” the 81-year-old said at a campaign event, putting his miserable performance into perspective.
  • “I had a bad night,” Biden said in a radio interview.
  • “I was exhausted” and “I just had a bad night,” the Democrat explained in an interview with ABC anchor George Stephanopoulos.
  • “Look at my career, I haven’t had many nights like that,” he said in a surprise call to MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

That may be true, but on any other day of his long career, Biden was younger than he is now.

As a reminder: In his 35 minutes and 41 seconds of speaking time during the TV debate, the oldest US president of all time confused billionaires with trillionaires and millions with billions, he claimed that many young women are raped by their “spouses, brothers and sisters” and caused stunned head-shaking with this confusing, long-winded sentence:

“We would be able to make sure that all the things that we need to do — childcare, eldercare, making sure that we continue to strengthen our health care system, making sure that we are able to provide every single person… with the right to… for what I’m dealing with with the…, the Covid… sorry, um, with dealing with… everything that we have to deal with…”

Biden continues to tangle and stumble

Biden’s claim that he had merely “a bad evening” at the most important event of his campaign so far would be more convincing if he did not repeat the same mistakes he made in the debate in his attempts to correct the bad impression.

  • During his call to “Morning Joe,” host Mika Brzezinski asked the president: “How can you convince the American people that you will not experience another night like that in Atlanta?”

    Biden responded by pointing to his career and saying, “The fact is, how do you make sure that you’re on your way to, you know, work tomorrow? The age, the age was not, you know, the idea that I’m too old.”

  • On ABC, Stephanopoulos asked the 81-year-old: “Did you ever watch the debate afterwards?”

    “I don’t think I did, no,” Biden replied, as if he wasn’t sure.

  • And in a radio interview, the most powerful man in the world announced as if he were a black woman:

    “I’m proud of myself as, as I said, the first female vice president, first black woman to serve with a black president, proud to be the first black woman on the Supreme Court. There’s just so much we can do, because together we can — there’s nothing. Look, this is the United States of America.”

Meanwhile, reservations about Biden’s age are becoming increasingly apparent in the polls. According to the latest figures from Monday, the incumbent is behind Trump in all six key states selected for the polls and nationwide.

Biden is nevertheless “determined” to stay in the race for the White House. “It is time for us to come together, move forward as a united party and defeat Donald Trump,” he warned in a letter to Democrats in Congress on Monday. “I would not run again if I did not absolutely believe that I am the best person to beat Donald Trump in 2024.”

If the electorate and the Democrats are to believe this, Biden will have to do a much better job of convincing them.

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