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Biden repeats same story word-for-word just minutes apart

Listen I get it. He gets a little confused. It's time to move on. I'm tired of hearing the press relentlessly repeat the same old story, over and over again. Boring!

You've never seen an elderly person before, who thinks they're the Easter Bunny? Get over it.

Actually, I gotta come clean. I never tire of the videos. I think we're just in the early innings. I expect some spectacular content to hit the airways.

BTW: Another good story from today. Joe runs into the American flag on stage, then walks off stage snubbing the Brazilian President who was trying to shake his hand. What hijinx!

Biden repeats same story word-for-word just minutes apart, raising fresh concerns about age, fitness for office

By Samuel Chamberlain, NY Post

Sep. 21, 2023

President Biden showed his age at a campaign reception in Manhattan Wednesday — repeating statements about the 2017 Charlottesville riot and his decision to run for president in 2020 minutes apart and nearly word-for-word.

During remarks at the gathering hosted by billionaire real estate heiress Amy Goldman Fowler, the 80-year-old president recounted how he was enjoying retirement after two terms as Barack Obama’s vice president when “along came, in August of 2017, Charlottesville, Virginia.

“You remember those folks walking out of the fields literally carrying torches, with Nazi swastikas, holding them forward, singing the same vicious, antisemitic bile — the same exact bile — bile that was sung in — in Germany in the early ‘30s. And a young woman was killed. A young woman was killed.”

Biden went on to say, according to an official White House transcript, that “the former guy [then-President Donald Trump] was asked, ‘What do you think would happen?’ He was the sitting president. And he said, ‘I thought there were some very fine people on both sides.’ And I mean this sincerely, from the bottom of my heart, that’s when I decided I — I was going to run again.”

After the president recounted how his extended family urged him to challenge Trump, he then began to tell the story all over again.

“You know, you may remember that, you know, those folks from Charlottesville, as they came out of the fields and carrying those swastikas, and remember the ones with the torches and the Ku — accompanied by the Ku Klux Klan. And in addition to that, they had — there were white supremacists. Anyway, they were making the big case about how terrible this was. And a young woman was killed in the process.

“And my predecessor, as I said, was asked what he thought. He said, ‘There are some very fine people on both sides.’ Well, that kept ringing in my head.

“And so, I couldn’t, quite frankly, remain silent any longer,” Biden concluded. “So, I decided I would run. And it became — I ran because I thought everything this country stood for was up for grabs for the first time in my career.”

According to medical experts, repeating sentences, phrases, and even entire stories — while common in the elderly — may be an early sign of dementia or even an early warning sign of Alzheimer’s disease.

Biden has routinely stumbled while making public statements, with his allies chalking those incidents up to a chronic stutter.

However, other occasions have led to charges that the commander-in-chief is not cognitively fit to serve a second four-year term.

In July, for example, Biden stared at notecards on his lap while welcoming Israeli President Isaac Herzog to the Oval Office rather than look the head of state in the face.

In September last year, Biden asked Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) to stand and be recognized during an event, apparently forgetting that Walorski had died in a car crash the previous month — and that he had issued a statement marking her passing.

In a recently published book about Biden’s White House, author Franklin Foer revealed that the president has difficulty quickly recalling people’s names and will privately admit to feeling tired.

A whopping 77% of Americans feel that Biden is too old to effectively govern if he wins a second term in office, according to an Associated Press-NORC poll released in late August.

However, the president has given no outward indication that he plans on calling off his 2024 run.

Confused Biden walks into flag, then appears to anger Brazilian prez with handshake snub at UN

By Melissa Koenig, NY Post

Published Sep. 21, 2023

President Biden looked confused again Wednesday as he walked into a giant flag at the United Nations — then appeared to anger Brazil’s president by walking off stage without shaking his hand.

The gaffe-prone oldest US president in history walked into the 7-foot-tall Brazilian flag as he took the stage, taking a moment to get his bearings as the flag wobbled.

He then struggled with the headset of his translation device, soon noted by Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who was with him for a joint speech agreeing to partner on workers’ rights.

“Can you hear me, President Biden? This is a historic moment for Brazil and for the US,” the Brazilian leader asked.

When he did not immediately respond, Lula again asked: “President Biden, can you hear me?”

He turned toward the 80-year-old president, who nodded in response — but continued to fumble with the headset throughout Lula’s speech.

At one point, Biden dropped it and raised his eyebrows in frustration.

President Joe Biden is seen shaking hands with International Labor Organization Director General Gilbert Huongbo following a joint speech with Brazil’s Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva on Wednesday.

At the end, Biden shook hands with International Labor Organization Director-General Gilbert Huongbo — but turned and wandered off as Lula offered his hand.

He instead simply waved to the audience and awkwardly saluted, before he shuffled off the stage.

As he left, Lula looked visibly irritated and made a swiping gesture with his arm.

It is just the latest gaffe from Biden, who has faced escalating concerns over his age as he runs to remain president in 2024.

The Post has reached out to the White House and Brazil’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs for comment.

Despite Biden’s apparent snub, the two presidents did agree to forge a stronger relationship, as they spoke of their commitment to creating well-paying jobs and ensuring that workers benefit from the digital and green energy transition.

Biden said the partnership between the US and Brazil over workers’ rights only involved the two nations for now, but other nations and organizations are also welcome to join.

Lula also said that in the wake of threats to democracies across the world, it was important to uphold the rights of workers and help working families.

“It’s more than just another bilateral [partnership],” the Brazilian president said.

“It’s a faith relationship that we are building here and a new era for US-Brazilian relations amongst equal partners,” he said, adding that “poverty and inequality is not in the interest of anybody.”

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