(TheProudRepublic.com) – It’s long past the point of being funny, and it’s getting scary as Joe Biden has just produced a new batch of distressing senility gaffes as twice in just four days the president claimed to have discussed recent events with long-deceased leaders of foreign nations.
See a video of Biden’s latest gaffe below!
“[President Biden’s] frequent mental miscues also sparked widespread voter concern as he seeks a second term in the White House,” The Washington Times comments in a report, outlining his latest “senior moments.”
In his latest gaffe, Biden confused Egypt and Mexico when discussing talks for the release of Israeli hostages held by the Islamist terrorists Hamas.
He claimed to have spoken with the President of Mexico, “Sisi” – a reference to Egypt’s President, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.
At an event in Las Vegas last Sunday, the president recounted a supposed 2021 discussion with the late French President Francois Mitterrand, who passed away in 1996.
The Times points out that Biden apparently meant to refer to current French President Emmanuel Macron.
After that, on Wednesday, at two different fundraisers in New York, he mentioned having spoken with the late German Chancellor Helmut Kohl about the January 6, 2021, events at the US Capitol, a conversation that could not have occurred as Kohl died in 2017.
The report notes he seemed to confuse Kohl with Germany’s more recent German Chancellor, Angela Merkel.
In two additional blunders this week, Biden hesitated and struggled to recall the name of Hamas, the Palestinian Arab Islamist terrorist network, in the context of hostage negotiations until a reporter helped him out – and he also announced a press conference that never took place.
In another gaffe last month, the president struggled when trying to explain his stance on whether drug dealers deserve the death penalty.
“We are an institute in a powerful death penalty. We will put this on,” he said.
These incidents contribute to a series of blunders that have raised voter concerns about Biden’s mental sharpness as he, the oldest president in US history at 81, campaigns for a second term.
Should he be re-elected, he would be 86 by the end of his second term, The Times notes.
It points out a new NBC News poll which disclosed that American voters are notably more troubled by Biden’s age and health compared to that of former President and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump.
Thus, 76% of US voters express significant concerns about Biden’s “mental and physical health” against 48% for Trump.
Questions about Biden’s cognitive health have been met with avoidance from White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, who declined to delve into the topic.
However, she defended Biden for saying he spoke with dead world leaders, arguing that such slips can occur to anyone.
🇺🇸DOES BIDEN NEED REPLACING?
First, he claimed to have spoken to French President Mitterrand 5 years after he’d died.
Then he said he’d talked to German Chancellor Kohl 4 years after his death.
Then Special Counsel Hur’s report revealed Biden couldn’t remember when he was VP… pic.twitter.com/EaL0MetbLM
— Mario Nawfal (@MarioNawfal) February 9, 2024