President Joe Biden is an old man who appears to be on the decline. While the left denies it, the proof speaks for itself.
Biden committed yet another gaffe after he appeared to forget the name of Xavier Becerra, the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, Breitbart reported. The 78-year-old president called him only by his first name and made a joke about him being “really good” on TV.
This flub happened Thursday at a signing ceremony for yet another one of the president’s executive orders. It’s only the latest in a string of such incidents where Biden struggles to grasp words or information.
“Xavier — Mr. Secretary, you can come up too,” Biden recovered after a pause. “I’ve been watching you on television, you’ve been really good,” he said, the audience tickled by the remark. The joke seemed more like an attempt to place Becerra even though Biden said it with a smirk.
Joe Biden forgets his own HHS Secretary’s name: “Xavier…uh…Mr. Secretary” pic.twitter.com/YQin9q7swf
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Names seem to be difficult for Biden. The most consequentially embarrassing example came at the G7 summit where he interrupted British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to advise him he forgot to introduce “the president of South Africa” after Johnson just did by name, the New York Post reported.
Johnson had already mentioned South African President Cyril Ramaphosa along with other leaders in the room, leading to some confusion for Johnson. “And, and, and the president of South Africa … as I said early on,” he repeated after Biden’s humiliating lapse.
Biden’s cognitive fitness is so obviously troubling that former White House doctor Ronny Jackson urged the president to undergo testing, according to the Washington Post. Jackson had raised red flags about Biden’s mental fitness as far back as October 2020.
“I’ve watched Joe Biden on the campaign trail, and I’m concerned and I’m convinced that he does not have the mental capacity, the cognitive ability to serve as our commander in chief,” Jackson said at the time. He reiterated those concerns last month in a letter signed by him and more than a dozen lawmakers all urging Biden to get tested.
The president’s job is among the most stressful positions in the world with enough pressure to make even a young, healthy man age beyond his years. Biden is nearing 80 and showing signs that he’s slowing down mentally — a troubling problem for the man with the nuclear weapon launch codes.