It’s clear to anyone watching that President Joe Biden isn’t doing well, but everyone around him simply denies it. Could House Speaker Nancy Pelosi be using coronavirus precautions as the newest cover for another missed milestone?
Pelosi said that the fate of Biden’s first address to Congress is partly “in the hands of the capital physician,” Fox News reported. This would be the first time a president spoke to a joint session since last February when the California Democrat dramatically ripped up former President Donald Trump’s SOTU speech.
Ostensibly because of coronavirus concerns, there would be limited numbers permitted in the chambers even as many lawmakers have received their COVID-19 vaccines if he ever decides to hold the speech. “Whatever the number, we’ll be ready whenever the president is ready to come,” Pelosi told the news outlet Thursday.
It’s a tradition that the new president sets the tone for his presidency with an address early in his first term, usually sometime in February. Although the format is the same as a State of the Union address, it isn’t officially deemed as such until the second year in office.
Of course, Biden has held off on many traditional public appearances, both during the campaign and as president. Biden finally held a solo press conference after being in office for 64 years — the longest any president has waited in a century.
The coronavirus pandemic gave him the perfect cover to hide out in his basement during the campaign, and the media made excuses or simply ignored the fact altogether. Even on the day when he was the media deemed him the winner in the 2020 presidential election, Biden called a lid in the early afternoon without any pushback.
Now that he’s president and forced to be in the spotlight, many are noticing the problems he’s having like his trouble making sense and even climbing stairs. All signs point to a frail 78-year-old on the decline, but fellow Democrats and the press continue to pretend he’s doing just fine.
It’s possible Biden will address Congress and more likely he will flounder like he did during his inaugural press conference. However, the establishment media will continue to gaslight while conservative news outlets report the truth — Biden is clearly a man in decline mentally and physically.