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 October 16, 2023

The First Lady ushers a bewildered Joe Biden offstage

On Saturday evening, during the 2023 Human Rights Campaign National Dinner, First Lady Jill Biden escorted what appeared to be a bewildered President Joe Biden off the stage.

After he finished his remarks, the first lady can be seen on video pointing the president in the direction she wants him to face before he turns around and waves, as The Daily Caller reported.

Jill Biden smiled and waved as she took her husband, Joe Biden, off the platform while supporting him with one arm and placing the other arm on his back.

According to The Guardian, a pro-Palestine demonstrator who was shouting "Let Gaza live!" and "Ceasefire now!" interrupted Biden's speech while he was in the middle of delivering it.

According to the outlet, the president appeared to have trouble hearing what he was saying since he took a momentary break before continuing his speech.

“Thank you for whatever you’re saying. I can’t hear you,” Biden said.

The incident takes place just one day after Biden almost avoided falling while speaking in Philadelphia at an event encouraging the establishment of clean hydrogen hubs.

The last time the president fell was in March 2021 when he was climbing the stairs to board Air Force One, and the second time was in June as he was walking across the stage at the United States Air Force Academy graduation ceremony.

As concerns grow over his age, the president's campaign is reportedly "terrified" that President Biden, who is 80 years old, could have a serious fall.

Despite this, Jill Biden has stated that it would be "ridiculous" to require mental acuity tests for contenders for the presidency who are over the age of 75.

Before Joe Biden made his decision to compete for re-election as an incumbent, the first lady sent out conflicting signals regarding her husband's plans to seek re-election.

She said to CNN that "it's Joe's decision" and that "if he wants to do something else, we're there too."

Concerns about the president's age have been at the forefront of the presidential election currently in progress. The commander in chief has shown visible signs of mental decline, causing many, even in his own party, to consider him possibly unfit for a second term.

Written By:
Charlotte Tyler

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