President Joe Biden's cognitive abilities has been questioned since before he became president, and evidence of his forgetfulness and blunders continue to surface.
The president was speaking to reporters on Tuesday when he misspoke about the year. This would have been more reasonable if he had misread the date and assumed it was 2021, but that was not the case.
Biden believed, or at least stated, that the year ahead would be 2020, the year he would be elected President of the United States.
“There’s a lot of reason to be hopeful in 2020. But for God’s sake, please take advantage of what is available,” he said.
A single blunder would not be significant, but this has become a habit. He has continued to refer to Kamala Harris, the Vice President, as President Harris, among other gaffes.
When a reporter questioned him about his prior pledge that he would distribute 500 million free COVID tests at home, the president gazed blankly.
“When will Americans get those free COVID tests, sir?” a reporter said at the end of Biden’s press briefing to which the president just stared blankly ahead.
REPORTER: “When will Americans get those free COVID tests, sir?”— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) January 3, 2022
BIDEN: *stares blankly ahead* pic.twitter.com/WBtJ0MtuPU
“When our family needs them, we can’t get them,” former senior Department of Homeland Security official Ken Cuccinelli said. “Though, to be clear, at this stage and knowing what we have long known, #LetsGoBrandon is right about one thing: there’s not a federal solution.”
When our family needs them, we can't get them.— Ken Cuccinelli (@KenCuccinelli) January 3, 2022
Though, to be clear, at this stage and knowing what we have long known, #LetsGoBrandon is right about one thing: there's not a federal solution https://t.co/hXr2dhS7qT
Two weeks ago Biden said that the federal government planned to purchase half a billion tests and would mail them to anyone who wanted them.
“We also need to do better with at-home testing. So, I’m announcing today: The federal government will purchase one half billion — that’s not million; billion with a ‘B’ — additional at-home rapid tests, with deliveries starting in January,” he said.
“We’ll be getting these tests to Americans for free. And we’ll have websites where you can get them delivered to your home.
“And we’re going to continue to use the Defense Production Act as we did earlier this month to make sure we’re producing as many tests and as quickly as possible,” he said.
But Biden has said many things. Take a look at this one from 2020 when he was campaigning to be president.
“On March 6th, Donald Trump said: ‘Anybody that wants a test can get a test.’ It was a lie then, and it’s still not true nearly two months later. It’s a disgrace, and it’s slowing efforts to reopen safely. This administration needs to act immediately to surge testing nationwide,” he said in May 2020, near two years ago.
But somehow in his first year in the White House tests are more scarce than they have ever been, which is a main reason why, Politico reported, that there is likely to be a primary challenger to Biden in 2024.
On March 6th, Donald Trump said: “Anybody that wants a test can get a test.”— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) May 2, 2020
It was a lie then, and it's still not true nearly two months later. It's a disgrace, and it's slowing efforts to reopen safely.
This administration needs to act immediately to surge testing nationwide.
As Biden has said he will again attempt to keep the presidency in 2024, when he will be 82-years-old, there has been tremendous talk of possible replacements for him as the Democrat nominee.
And to that point, a Politico report citing several Democratic strategists says that there will a progressive will attempt to enter the 2024 primary race as a challenger to Biden.
“Will there be a progressive challenger? Yes,” Jeff Weaver, a former presidential campaign manager for Sen. Bernie Sanders said.
Fox News adds:
Some believe that Nina Turner or former 2020 presidential candidate Marianne Williamson might challenge President Biden.
In describing President Biden, another progressive strategist said that he’s “deeply unpopular” and “old as s—.”
“He’s deeply unpopular. He’s old as sh*t. He’s largely been ineffective, unless we’re counting judges or whatever the hell inside-baseball scorecard we’re using. And I think he’ll probably get demolished in the midterms,” Corbin Trent, former communications director for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and co-founder of No Excuses PAC said.