President Joe Biden made a shocking claim when defending his cognitive ability in a recent interview about his age, according to a report by Breitbart News.
He appeared on the appropriately called MSNBC program "The Sunday Show," where he was urged to convince host Jonathan Capehart's aunt Gloria to support him despite his senior age.
Anchor Jonathan Capehart said, “I cannot be with you and not ask you a question concerning my Aunt Gloria, who you may recall was your biggest fan in 2020, because she said we need an old white duty to take on an old white dude. When I asked her if you should run for election, still, she loves you, but she said she is not sure that you should, given your age. Her one caveat, if Donald Trump runs again, you absolutely have to run again. So let’s say Trump does not run again, convince Aunt Gloria that she should stick with you?”
“Well, I think Aunt Gloria should take a look, I think it’s a legitimate thing to be concerned about, anyone’s age, including mine. I think that’s totally legitimate,” the president said.
“But the best way to make a judgment is to, you know, watch me. You know, am I slowing up? Do I not have the same pace? Or, you know, and that old joke, you know – everybody talks about the new, you know, 70s, 50s, you know all that stuff,” he said. “I’m a big believer in fate. I could get a disease tomorrow, I could, you know, drop dead tomorrow,” he said.
He then said people who do not think he has the mental ability to stay as president should “vote against me” before walking that back.
“’If they think I do, then it is fine. If not, they should vote against me- not against me, they should encourage me not to go, but that is not how I feel,” he said.
“But Jonathan, right now, knock on wood, I do not want to jinx myself, I am in good health. All of my- everything physically about me is still functioning well, so you know, and mentally too, so,” he said. “I can’t even say the age I’m gonna be! I can’t even get it out of my mouth!”
Biden: "Am I slowing up? Am I don't have the same pace?…You know, everybody talks about the…new 70 is 50. You know, all that stuff. You know…I could get a disease tomorrow, I could, you know, drop dead tomorrow."
— Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) October 23, 2022
In the interview the president was also asked how he would “protect women” if Republicans win back the House and Senate his answer was not cooperative, saying he would “veto anything they do.”
“You unveiled a new attack line earlier today. You dropped it here just a moment ago. But the full line was Mega MAGA trickle down. Surely you consider your student loan forgiveness program to be an antidote to that. But here’s a problem, I think, for you and Democrats. Despite all the good economic news, low unemployment, record job creation, wage increases, Social Security, cost of living, adjustment to 8.7%, the highest in 40 years. And yet poll after poll shows that Americans, the American people trust Republicans on the economy and think that Republicans should control Congress. How do you how do you break through that?” Capehart said.
“First of all, that I’m not sure about the polls because, you know, the way people conduct polls today, it’s hard. 90% of it, as you get on a telephone where you have to call seven times to get somebody to answer the phone. Number one. Number two, a lot of what we’ve done and we passed has not kicked in yet. For example, you know, we have all this money to rebuild highways, bridges, internet, etc., but it’s going to take time. It’s not all happen overnight. It’s not like we passed a law and all of a sudden the highways and bridges are all functioning. It’s not like we’re in a position where we’re saying no senior, which we do, is going to have to pay more than $2,000 a year for the drug costs. Even so, some are paying 13, 14, 15 with helping their families because the cancer drugs and the like, it hadn’t kicked in and didn’t kick in until next year. So a lot of what we’ve done, people are are hurting. They’re hurting because, you know, when you when you take away that margin for people sitting around the kitchen table and they’re paying, you know, three times as much or two times or one and a half times as much for the gasoline it matters. I grew up in a family where when that occurred, it was a discussion at home. And so I think this is a process of people making sure that what we say we’re doing really is going to happen. And they and so that’s why these last several weeks I’m doing is saying, here’s what we’re for. Here’s a third for and make a choice and vote. And I think people are going to show up and vote like they did last time,” the president said.