During a speech at the Financial Times Weekend Festival on Saturday, two-time failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton admitted that Americans are right to be concerned about President Joe Biden’s advanced age.
Biden, who recently turned 80, has faced numerous questions about his leadership abilities in light of concerns over his cognitive decline. As the oldest president in U.S. history, Biden would break that record again if he was reelected, as he would be 82 on Inauguration Day.
"America is in a difficult position: an aging President in cognitive decline."
Stu thinks top Dem's will have a chat with Joe Biden soon. He thinks they'll tell him to step aside!
Check out his 10am 'My Take' pic.twitter.com/M0ekn35rgp
— Varney & Co. (@Varneyco) May 23, 2023
His constant gaffes and repeated incidents where he appeared to not know what was going on have prompted critics to demand he undergo cognitive testing or not seek reelection. One such critic was Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-TX), the former White House physician.
Today Biden said his son lost his life while serving in Iraq, NOT years later due to cancer. If he’s forgotten moments in his life like this, HOW could he have the cognitive ability to lead the country? This has gone too far. Biden needs to take a cognitive exam or RESIGN!
— Ronny Jackson (@RonnyJacksonTX) October 13, 2022
Biden’s potential 2024 presidential rival, former President Donald Trump, shared a compilation of Biden gaffes during a rally late last year.
Trump ROASTS Joe Biden with brutal WWE-style gaffe reel LIVE at MAGA rally— Crowd’s reaction says it all 😂
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) October 10, 2022
However, in a health summary released earlier this year that did not discuss Biden’s cognitive health at all, the president’s physician Dr. Kevin O’Connor described Biden as a “healthy, vigorous 80-year-old male, who is fit to successfully execute the duties of the Presidency.”
While most Democrats refuse to discuss concerns about Biden’s advanced age, Clinton delved into the topic during her comments at the Financial Times Weekend Festival.
The former secretary of state was asked a question about Biden’s latest viral moment — where the president stumbled and almost fell down some stairs during a visit to Japan last week for the G7 Summit.
Financial Times editor Edward Luce called the incident a “heart-stopping moment” because “these things could be consequential.”
Clinton responded by acknowledging that Biden’s health is a legitimate concern for voters.
“It’s a concern for anyone. We’ve had presidents who had fallen before who were a lot younger, and people didn’t go into heart palpitations,” she began.
“But his age is an issue, and people have every right to consider it,” Clinton admitted.
Of course, she made sure to try to cover up her criticism of Biden with praise for the aging president — claiming that he has a fantastic policy record and that he doesn’t get the credit he deserves. Clinton also argued that every American should hope that Biden wins reelection.
“I obviously hope he stays very focused and able to compete in the election, because I think he can be re-elected, and that’s what we should all hope for,” she said.
Hillary Clinton tosses Biden Regime down the stairs when asked if Biden is too old:
"His age is an issue and people have every right to consider it."
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) May 23, 2023