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Biden Tells Voters ‘Elect Me, I’m In The 20th Century’ In Latest Brutal Gaffe

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President Joe Biden went viral again this week after making another embarrassing gaffe as concerns continue to mount about his mental fitness for office.

During a joint press conference in the White House Rose Garden alongside Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, Biden said voters should “Elect me, I’m in the 20th century” — another brutal gaffe that went viral on social media from critics who say he’s too old for another four-year term.

“Why doesn’t everybody holler at once?” Biden said as reporters shouted questions at him before pausing to answer several queries from reporters.

NBC News reporter Peter Alexander asked Joe Biden to comment on the most recent abortion decision by the Arizona Supreme Court, where the court upheld a law from 1864 that bans abortion from the moment of conception, with only one exception – if the procedure is necessary to save the life of the mother.

“Elect me,” Biden replied when asked for his reaction.

“I’m in the 20, 20th century,” said the president, appearing confused.

A moment later, Biden caught himself and added, “21st century, not back then. They weren’t even a state.”

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Polls consistently show widespread concern among voters about Biden’s cognitive fitness for the presidency. He would be 86 years old at the end of a potential second term in 2029.

A new Gallup poll spells more bad news for President Joe Biden’s reelection as campaign and White House officials struggle to reverse his tanking approval rating.

“Americans are less likely now than they were in 2020 to believe several positive personal qualities and characteristics apply to President Joe Biden,” the polling firm noted on Monday, tweeting out the poll’s key findings.

“The biggest decline has come in the percentage believing Biden can manage the government effectively, but his scores are down at least six percentage points on each characteristic,” the pollster added.

Gallup conducted polls on both Biden and Trump regarding the following characteristics: “Can manage the government effectively,” “Is likable,” “Displays good judgment in a crisis,” “Is a strong and decisive leader,” “Cares about the needs of people like you,” and “Is honest and trustworthy.” Although Biden experienced a decrease of 13 to 6 points in each category, he still outpaced Trump in three out of the six areas. Biden scored higher in “Is likable” (57% compared to 37% for Trump), “Cares about the needs of people like you” (48% compared to 42% for Trump), and “Is honest and trustworthy” (46% compared to 35% for Trump).

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Biden did trail Trump in three categories: “Can manage the government effectively” (39/49%), “Displays good judgment in a crisis” (40/45%), and “Is a strong and decisive leader” (38/57%).

“These changes are consistent with the 2020 to 2024 movement in the candidates’ overall favorable ratings. Biden’s most recent favorable rating, 41%, is down eight points from the end of the 2020 campaign, while Trump’s 42% is statistically similar to the 45% 2020 reading,” noted Gallup’s summary of the poll, adding that the survey trends follows the general perceptions of Biden’s time in office.

Meanwhile, Trump is attempting to turn up the heat on Biden, agitating for a debate.

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Trump said over the weekend he’s prepared to do that “anytime, anyplace” ahead of the November presidential election, saying it would be “for the good of the country.”

“You can see we have an empty podium right here to my right. You know what that is? That’s for Joe Biden,” Trump said during a campaign rally in Wisconsin, where he had an empty mic stand next to his podium, symbolic of his eagerness to debate the current president.

“I’m trying to get him to debate,” he added. “I’m calling on ‘Crooked Joe’ to debate anytime, anyplace. We’ll do it any way you want, Joe.”

The mic stand was adorned with a black placard that read, “Anytime. Anywhere. Anyplace.”

“Let’s go have a good, solid, friendly debate,” Trump said.

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