It appears that reporters have been allowed to criticize Joe Biden’s presidency, leading to a heated response from the President during a press conference on Thursday night. This follows revelations in the special counsel report suggesting concerns about Biden’s mental fitness for office, particularly after he forgot when his son Beau died, a detail that emerged before his election against Donald Trump.
During the press conference, a reporter raised questions about Biden’s age and mental acuity, referring to public concerns and the President’s previous statements about being watched. Biden vehemently defended himself, stating that such judgments were based on the public’s perception, not factual assessments.
The reporter pressed further, referencing concerns about Biden’s mental acuity and age. They pointed out Biden’s statement in December, where he mentioned other Democrats who could defeat Donald Trump and questioned why it had to be him. Biden responded by asserting that he is the most qualified person in the country to be President and emphasized his commitment to finishing the job he started.
In response to the special counsel’s report, which highlighted Biden’s “willful” retention and disclosure of highly classified materials as a private citizen, the President boasted about a five-hour interview over two days. However, during the same address, Biden made a geographical mistake by stating that Mexico borders Gaza in the Middle East.
Special Counsel Robert Hur’s report did not recommend criminal charges against Biden or anyone else despite acknowledging the President’s actions. The report also detailed instances of Biden’s lack of recall about events, including his time as vice president.
The incident underscores the ongoing scrutiny and challenges faced by the Biden administration, with the President defending his capabilities and addressing both policy and personal issues amid growing criticism. Read the full story here ▶