Questions about President Joe Biden’s mental faculties arose again following the president’s latest gaffe at a Manhattan campaign event.
According to reports, the president told the same story, almost word for word, just minutes after telling it the first time. Biden was telling a story about the 2017 riot in Charlottesville and how it motivated him to run for president in 2020.
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“After briefly touting his economic record, POTUS reflected on his decision to seek the presidency,” the White House pool wrote. “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.”
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The New York Post reported that Biden spoke of how he was enjoying retirement after two terms as Barack Obama’s vice president when the 2017 riot happened.
“You remember those folks walking out of the fields literally carrying torches, with Nazi swastikas, holding them forward, singing the same vicious, antisemitic bile — the same exact bile — bile that was sung in — in Germany in the early ’30s. And a young woman was killed. A young woman was killed,” Biden said, according to an official White House transcript. “The former guy [then-President Donald Trump] was asked, ‘What do you think would happen?’ He was the sitting president. And he said, ‘I thought there were some very fine people on both sides.’ And I mean this sincerely, from the bottom of my heart, that’s when I decided I — I was going to run again.”
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The president then began to talk about the support he got from his family and how they urged him to run against Former President Donald Trump. After speaking of his family’s support, the president then began telling the story of the riot and how it encouraged him to run for office again.
“You know, you may remember that you know, those folks from Charlottesville, as they came out of the fields and carrying those swastikas, and remember the ones with the torches and the Ku — accompanied by the Ku Klux Klan,” Biden said. “And in addition to that, they had — there were white supremacists. Anyway, they were making the big case about how terrible this was. And a young woman was killed in the process. And my predecessor, as I said, was asked what he thought. He said, ‘There are some very fine people on both sides.’ Well, that kept ringing in my head. And so, I couldn’t, quite frankly, remain silent any longer,” Biden concluded. “So, I decided I would run. And it became — I ran because I thought everything this country stood for was up for grabs for the first time in my career.”
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The latest gaffe by the president follows a pattern of stumbling while making public statements. While repeating sentences, phrases, and even entire stories are common in the elderly, Medical experts say they are warning symptoms of dementia or early signs of Alzheimer’s.