Joe Biden

Retired_Can_Soldier

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I have liked Trump since the original primary in 2016because he beat Bush and his $105,000,000.00 war chest . Why and who would donate that kind of money to an election campaign if not for political favours . The brash and bombastic personality is who he is and was loved on the Apprentice. But I really came to his side prior to the 2016 election when I watched one of the rallies reporting on here and with friends I said Trump is going to win . Everyone turned on me as a Trump lover so had no choice but to become one .
That said I didn’t let the media and peer pressure inform my opinion without first researching the charges and insinuations. The economy was booming , when did you last see that .
Bush?
 

harrylee

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Trump (Republicans} wouldn't have allowed the economy to take a shit like Biden (Dems)did. That 3.1% rebound is a long way from where the dems have allowed it to drop.
 

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Joe Biden flubs speech at beer brewery
Author of the article:postmedia News
Published Jan 26, 2024 • Last updated 1 day ago • 1 minute read

U.S. President Joe Biden appeared to fumble his speech while attending a Wisconsin brewery on Thursday.


Biden was at Earth Rider Brewery in Superior to speak about his economic record and other political talking points when his focus turned to clean drinking water.


“You know, a recent study shows that reducing lead exposure for children has the same effect on a student’s test scores as reducing the size of a class they’re in from 22 to 15 — one-tenth the cost, it is,” he said. “It matters. It affects the ability of the brain to function.”

Then he made a promise to eliminate every single lead pipe in the country.

“We got the money to do it now,” he added as the assembled crowd applauded.

His attention turned to cleaning up the Great Lakes, “which provide drinking water to 20 million people.”

Then Biden began to fumble his speech.

“And, by the way, it used to make the beer brewed here — it is used to make the brewed beer here in this … oh, Earth Rider, thanks for the Great Lakes.”

Conservative critics lambasted the president for his gaffe on social media, with influencer Collin Rugg accusing him of speaking a “different language.”

“President Biden sounds like he is speaking a different language while giving a speech at the Earth Rider Brewery in Superior, Wisconsin,” he wrote.

“Don’t worry… The media has assured us that he is sharper than ever!”



The Republican National Committee said on X — formerly Twitter — that Biden was “having a VERY tough time reading from his giant teleprompter today.”

Also, the official X account for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign chimed in as well, calling Biden “cognitively impaired.”
 

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Biden’s memory is ’hazy’ and ’poor,’ says a special counsel’s report raising questions about his age
The president's response: ’My memory is fine’

Author of the article:Associated Press
Associated Press
Josh Boak and Seung Min Kim
Published Feb 08, 2024 • Last updated 1 day ago • 5 minute read

WASHINGTON — The longstanding concerns about President Joe Biden’s age and memory intensified on Thursday after the release of a special counsel’s report investigating his possession of classified documents.


The report described the 81-year-old Democrat’s memory as “hazy,” “fuzzy,” “faulty,” “poor” and having “significant limitations.” It noted that Biden could not recall defining milestones in his own life such as when his son Beau died or when he served as vice president.


“My memory is fine,” Biden responded Thursday night from the White House, where he grew visibly angry in denying that he had forgotten when his son died. Beau Biden died of brain cancer in 2015 at the age of 46.

While Biden will not face charges for mishandling classified documents, the report’s assertions about his memory could undermine Biden’s message to voters that he can manage the government and safeguard the country. Voters are already going into this year’s election with severe misgivings about Biden’s age, having scrutinized his gaffes, his coughing, his slow walking and even a tumble off his bicycle.


Yet even as Biden defended himself, he committed another gaffe while discussing the Israel-Hamas War and mistakenly referred to Egypt’s leader Abdel Fattah El-Sissi as “the president of Mexico.”

In ruling out prosecution of Biden over his retention of highly classified materials as a private citizen, the report from special counsel Robert Hur suggested he would seem too feeble to prosecute: “It would be difficult to convince a jury that they should convict him — by then a former president well into his eighties — of a serious felony that requires a mental state of willfulness.”

Biden said the report’s descriptions of his memory and his son’s death were “extraneous commentary” that “had no place in this report.” About his son’s death, Biden said, “How in the hell dare he raise that?”


“Frankly, when I was asked the question, I thought to myself, it wasn’t any of their damn business,” he said. “Every Memorial Day we hold a service remember him, attended by friends and family and people loved him. I don’t need anyone, I don’t need anyone to remind me when he passed away.”

In response to reporters’ questions about his memory, Biden disputed the report’s statements and said he’s “the most qualified person in this country to be president.”

The White House also pushed back on the characterizations of Biden’s memory in a Feb. 5 letter from the president’s lawyers that was published in Hur’s report. The letter argues that Biden’s “inability to recall dates or details of events that happened years ago is neither surprising nor unusual,” particularly about when certain documents were packed or moved.


“We do not believe that the report’s treatment of President Biden’s memory is accurate or appropriate,” the letter said. “The report uses highly prejudicial language to describe a commonplace occurrence among witnesses: a lack of recall of years-old events. Such comments have no place in a Department of Justice report.”

It is not unusual for the subjects of government investigations to say they don’t recall an event or a conversation in order to avoid issues such as perjury. The special counsel did not release the transcript of the interviews with Biden, so some context is unclear. Former President Donald Trump, the current Republican front-runner, has boasted of his own vast memory but has also at times said in legal proceedings that he does not recall certain events.


Biden noted in a statement issued Thursday that he had sat for five hours of interviews with Hur’s team over two days on Oct. 8 and 9, “even though Israel had just been attacked on October 7th and I was in the middle of handling an international crisis.”

In an August poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs, 77% of U.S. adults said Biden is too old to be effective for four more years. It was one of the rare sources of bipartisan agreement during a politically polarized era, with 89% of Republicans and 69% of Democrats saying Biden’s age is a problem.

The release of the report overlapped with recent Biden speeches in which he mistakenly claimed to talk with European leaders _ France’s Francois Mitterrand and Germany’s Helmut Kohl — who had, in fact, not held office since the 1990s and had died several years ago.


The 77-year-old Trump also faces questions about recent memory lapses. In a January speech, Trump mistakenly and repeatedly confused former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, his major opponent for the GOP nomination, with Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.

Pelosi was the House speaker during the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection by Trump’s supporters who were seeking to stop the certification of the 2020 election results. Trump said it was Haley who led the House and alleged she should have done more to secure it.

But Republican critics were quick to pile on Thursday as the special counsel’s report became public.

Rep. Tom Emmer, R-Minn., said on X, formerly Twitter, that the report was “alarming” and it’s clear that Biden “does not have the cognitive ability to be President.”


“If you’re too senile to stand trial, then you’re too senile to be president. Joe Biden is unfit to lead this nation,” said Alex Pfeiffer, a spokesman for Make America Great Again Inc., the main super PAC backing Trump’s candidacy.

Shortly before the special counsel’s report was publicly released, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was playing down Biden’s gaffes at the daily news briefing. Jean-Pierre said the slip-ups are “common” for most public figures, including those younger than Biden.

“It happens to all of us,” said Jean-Pierre, who noted she herself has misspoken, as has House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La.

Jean-Pierre tried to say that the public’s attention should be focused more on the substance of what Biden was saying about how world leaders are worried about Trump’s possible return to the White House.

And Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Steven Horsford, D-Nev., on Thursday dismissed concerns about Biden’s mental acuity after the president’s mix-ups earlier this week.

“I was with the president on Sunday,” Horsford said, referring to Biden’s Nevada visit. “The president is very well suited to be our commander-in-chief and we’re going to continue to focus on the issues that the American people are focused on.”
 
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