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Biden Repeats Same Story During Speech Nearly Word-For-Word

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A video clip of President Joe Biden went viral again — for the wrong reasons — following a speech he gave at a fundraiser last week.

“After briefly touting his economic record, POTUS reflected on his decision to seek the presidency,” a pool report from POLITICO’s Jonathan Lemire, who was traveling with the president on Wednesday, stated after Biden spoke at a fundraiser. “He told the story about the events of Charlottesville in 2017 as the reason for his campaign. A few minutes later, he told the story again, nearly word for word.”

Social media users on X, formerly known as Twitter, reacted to the pool report and promoted it as evidence that the 80-year-old president’s age has become a factor, a charge he has faced from both sides of the aisle since taking office, Fox News Digital noted.

“But we aren’t supposed to care about his age and mental state,” wrote National Review contributor Pradheep Shanker on X. “Okey dokey.”

“This is completely fine,” RNC rapid response director Jake Schneider replied sarcastically.

“It’s a lie he memorized in 2019 and has repeated since, ‘veins bulging’ etc,” Breitbart senior editor Joel Pollak noted on the platform.

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“This is normal…. Completely normal,” added Republican strategist and former Ted Cruz spokesperson Steve Guest.

“It would be elder abuse if he runs again,” Austin area attorney Adam Loewy responded on X. He then predicted: “He’s not making it to 86.”

Biden’s mental status has become a larger concern for a majority of Americans since he took office, and is now their leading concern, even among Democratic voters.

In fact, Dr. Carole Lieberman, who has made appearances on Oprah Winfrey, Dr. Phil, Fox News, and CNN, told the Real America’s Voice streaming network earlier this month that voters should not simply focus on Biden’s age — he’s 80, and he would be 82 on Inauguration Day if he wins again next year.

She said that there is “talk about Biden being too old to run, which isn’t really the case.”

“It’s not about his being too old,” she said, according to The Western Journal. “There are people a lot older who have their marbles and are very intelligent and know history and are able to know how to put this country in a good direction.

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“So it’s not age. … It’s about his competency,” Lieberman continued. “If he took the test that I was offering him — this mini-mental status test, or some other kind of test of competency — there’s no way he would pass.”

She went on to speculate that he couldn’t even answer this question: “Who is the president of the United States?”

Lieberman was referring to a mini-mental state exam that is “an 11-question measure that tests five areas of cognitive function: orientation, registration, attention and calculation, recall, and language,” according to the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing.

In survey after survey over the past year, at least, a vast majority of voters have expressed their belief that Biden cannot serve another term because he’s not mentally fit enough to do so.

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The latest is a Harvard Harris Poll found in August, which found that as Trump continues to dominate the field of Republican candidates, Biden suffers from a growing perception that he is no longer mentally fit to serve as commander-in-chief.

The late July poll found that less than one-third — 32 percent — of respondents believe that Biden is mentally fit to serve as President, while 68 percent expressed doubts about his mental acuity.

The results of the poll indicate that the findings could potentially have an impact on the 2024 Presidential Election. Despite Biden’s overall approval rating standing around 40 percent, the question of his mental fitness might play a decisive role for undecided voters.

Poll analysts said that Democrats must proactively address these concerns if they wish to secure a second term for Biden.

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