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Joe Biden does not appear to be doing well and it has become noticeable.
On Friday, Fox News reporter Peter Doocy noticed that the president did not sound like his normal self as he gave a speech and then answered questions from the press.
“First of all, Mr. President, your voice sounds a little different. Are you Ok?” the White House correspondent said.
“I’m OK,” the president said. “I have a test everyday to see .. a COVID test … I have been checking for all the strains.
“What I have is a 1 & 1/2-year-old grandson who had a cold who likes to kiss his pop. He’d be kissing my, anyway…But it’s just a cold.”
Joe Biden is asked why he sounds so sick:
"I have a 1 & 1/2-year-old grandson who has a cold who likes to kiss his pop. He'd be kissing my, anyway…But it’s just a cold." pic.twitter.com/rZPbYNBBAc
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) December 3, 2021
We are going to assume his grandson was kissing his face.
But, there were more pressing topics talked about by the president on Thursday, like the weak jobs report for November that showed a mere 210,000 jobs added, CNBC reported.
The U.S. economy created far fewer jobs than expected in November, in a sign that hiring started to slow even ahead of the new Covid threat, the Labor Department reported Friday.
Nonfarm payrolls increased by just 210,000 for the month, though the unemployment rate fell sharply to 4.2% from 4.6%, even though the labor force participation rate increased for the month to 61.8%, its highest level since March 2020.
The Dow Jones estimate was for 573,000 new jobs and a jobless level of 4.5% for an economy beset by a chronic labor shortage.
A more encompassing measure of unemployment that includes discouraged workers and those holding part-time jobs for economic reasons dropped even more, tumbling to 7.8% from 8.3%. The household survey painted a brighter picture, with an addition of 1.1 million jobs as the labor force increased by 594,000.
“This report is a tale of two surveys,” an economic research director at Indeed.com, Nick Bunker, sai. “The household survey shows accelerating employment gains, workers returning to the labor force, and low levels of involuntary part-time work. The payroll survey shows a significant deceleration in job growth, particularly in COVID-affected sectors.”
“The underlying momentum of the labor market is still strong, but this month shows more uncertainty than expected,” he said.
Still, the attention was on his strange answer to the question about his cold. And sadly, even his family has expressed concerns about his mental fitness, claimed Fox News host Tucker Carlson in November.
Fox News host Tucker Carlson appeared on conservative commentator Guy Benson’s radio show and said that he knows of members of Biden’s own family that are concerned about his fitness for the presidency, Townhall reported.
“Fox News host Tucker Carlson joined my radio program this week, and he had a lot to say on an array of subjects. We discussed the ratings success of his show and his methodology for preparing each episode (he shuts out social media, but is in touch with a large network of friends and sources via text). The topic of Carlson’s self-identified flaws arose in the context of how he feels about his haters, especially those who toil endlessly to get him fired or forced off the air. In response to an outrageous anti-Fox smear from a progressive MSNBC opinion host, Carlson dropped the hammer,” Benson said in his piece.
“I also asked him about a new poll showing that a plurality of Americans do not believe President Biden has the mental fitness for the job. What Carlson revealed in response is noteworthy,” the host said.
Carlson dropped the bombshell that members of Biden’s own family believe he does not have the mental capacity to be president.
“I know a bunch of members of his family and some a couple of them very well. And I knew for a fact that certain members of the family were very concerned about his cognitive ability. They didn’t expect him to get the nomination. Nobody did. And he got it and they were freaked out about it. That’s…I’m not speculating. I know that for a fact. So I knew that the family believed he was in cognitive decline. So there’s that and that’s news. That’s news,” the Fox News host said.