If you were one of our senile president’s handlers, then you’d probably understand that having him do live events is a big, big risk with no real payoff. Why have him do a live event rather than one where, if he starts mumbling about “malarkey,” ranting about Cornpop, says something nonsensical, or otherwise makes a standard or worse Biden gaffe, that can just be edited out by his MSM allies?
But, regardless of what common sense might have told them to do, Biden decided to do a live interview with MSNBC’s Jonathan Capehart. It didn’t go great, particularly when it looked like Slow Joe Biden fell asleep during the middle of the interview.
Watch that here:
The “president” fell asleep on camera in the middle of a televised interview pic.twitter.com/ghKioeYx9o
— Monica Crowley (@MonicaCrowley) October 22, 2022
As you can watch in the video, Biden, while talking, suddenly drifts off and appears to fall asleep…which isn’t exactly what you might hope to see from the supposed leader of the free world.
Now, did Biden actually fall asleep? No, probably not. But it wasn’t a great look, as Trump’s famous “Sleepy Joe” insult is already on everyone’s lips thanks to the current president’s apparent senility, or at least not being totally “all there” mentally.
But the awkward drift off to sleep wasn’t the only awkward part of that video. Perhaps about as bad was what he said, which was his answer to Capeheart’s question of whether his wife, “Dr.” Jill Biden wants him to run again. Answering, and looking like he drifted off during his answer, Biden said:
I have not made that formal decision, but it’s my intention. My intention to run again, and we have time to make that decision.
Following up, Capeheart pressed on the Dr. Jill question, asking: “Dr. Biden is for it?”
And that’s the part where Biden looked like he fell asleep, eyes drifting closed and no response forthcoming.
So Capeheart had to try to nudge him into responding, saying “Mr. President…?” in an attempt to get Biden to wake up, refocus, and respond.
That worked, with President Biden jumping back into things and stumbling over a response, saying:
Dr. Biden thinks that my wife thinks that that I know that we’re that we’re doing something very important.
The New York Post, adding some context to Biden’s age and the concerns Americans have regarding his mental state, noted that:
Biden, 79, would be 86 years old at the end of his term if he was re-elected in 2024. He has not officially declared another White House run as Democrats worry about his electability and mental well-being in his old age.
Nearly two-thirds of Americans — including a majority of Democrats — have said they are at least “somewhat concerned” about President Biden’s mental health, according to a Issues & Insights/TIPP poll published earlier this month.
Concerns over Biden’s mental health jumped 13 points among Democrats from August following Biden’s shocking gaffe in which he tried to recognize an Indiana congresswoman — forgetting she had died earlier this year.