(GoRealNewsNow.com) – Joe Biden’s recent remarks to small-business owners in Pennsylvania have sparked yet another question about his mental fitness to hold the most important elected office on earth.
During his visit to a coffee shop in Emmaus, Pennsylvania, part of a tour to promote his economic policies, Biden introduced himself, saying, “My name is Joe Biden. I work for the government in the Senate.”
This statement, coming from the “President,” understandably puzzled the patrons, given his long tenure as a Senator ended in 2008 when he became Vice President.
This isn’t the first time President Biden has referred to his extensive career in the Senate.
Back in 2020, while on the presidential campaign trail, he referred to himself as “a Democratic candidate for the United States Senate.” Such comments have led some to speculate whether Biden, in moments of reflection, misses his days in the Senate, a body where he served for over three decades and where his political identity was largely forged, or whether there are times his mind can’t recall his actual job.
Biden’s latest gaffe in Pennsylvania adds to a series of verbal missteps. Notably, at the Kennedy Center Honors in December, he mistakenly referred to Queen Latifah as having earned a “Primetime Enemy” instead of an “Emmy.”
These instances have become focal points in discussions about his age and cognitive abilities, especially as he campaigns for reelection.
At 81, Biden is the oldest sitting U.S. president in U.S. history.
His age has increasingly become a topic of national conversation, with a significant portion of the public expressing concerns.
According to an August poll from the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs and Research, a substantial 77% of U.S. adults, including 69% of Democrats, perceive Biden as too old to effectively serve another four-year term.
Interestingly, the same poll indicates differing perceptions regarding former President Donald Trump, who is also in his 70s. Only 51% of adults and 28% of Republicans see Trump, the current front-runner for the GOP presidential nomination, as too old for the presidency.