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Joe Biden has been widely criticized as mentally unfit to lead America.
In an interview with Sky News Australia host Andrew Bolt, psychiatrist Tanveer Ahmed assessed Biden’s mental health.
Ahmed said, “You get the feeling he’s almost just hanging on — which can be a feature of dementia.”
He continued, “The other problem with Joe Biden is, you know, it is probably steadily getting worse in the last sort of 12, 18 months and that is a feature of dementia where you’re kind of seeing a steady, gradual decline … I don’t think it’s unreasonable to raise these questions.”
Bolt said, “For the most part, there’s no problem at all, he’s talking fine, then suddenly boom, the memory goes.”
“With early dementia, for instance, are you actually fine, is your judgment still perfectly OK once you get back your train of thought, you know, you recollect, ‘Oh yeah, that’s where I was going?’ Or are you really not quite up to the job?”
Fox News host Rachel Campos-Duffy criticized Jill Biden for failing to prevent Joe from running for president.
Campos-Duffy said Jill has “failed the country.”
Here’s the transcript:
“I look at this and I think, well, we had a president who was impeached over a phone call. This looks like a much more impeachable offense, if you ask me.[…]
“But when you look at what’s hurting America, when you look at this lack of leadership, and you wonder, who are the people responsible for putting someone this incompetent and frankly, this, you know, mentally frail, in this position?”
“And that’s, yes, of course, the media, many people are saying you had some people on your show this week who were suggesting it was Susan Rice and Obama, and maybe Valerie Jarrett.”
“I’m sorry, as a political spouse [Campos-Duffey is married to former Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WS), who abruptly retired in November, 2019], I can’t help but look at Jill Biden.
“No one knew better his state of mind than Jill, Dr. Jill Biden. And if you ask me, the most patriotic thing Jill Biden could have done was tell her husband, to love her husband, and not let him run in this mental state that he’s in. I think she failed the country as well.”
Watch the clip:
Rachel Duffy: “When you look at what’s hurting America, when you look at this lack of leadership, and you wonder, who are the people responsible for putting someone this incompetent and frankly this, you know, mentally frail in this position?…I can’t help but look at Jill Biden” pic.twitter.com/Hj461MDeD3
— Ian Miles Cheong @ stillgray.substack.com (@stillgray) August 23, 2021
Jill Biden’s press secretary Michael LaRosa suffered a meltdown over the segment.
He said Campos-Duffy’s comments were “disgusting” and suggested they belong in the trash.
LaRosacalled on Fox News to apologize.
This is disgusting. @RCamposDuffy and @FoxNews know better. They can do better and their viewers deserve better. I hope they'll apologize to the First Lady and leave this kind of talk in the🗑️where it belongs. https://t.co/emBFCwKDiV
— Michael LaRosa (@MichaelLaRosa46) August 23, 2021
However, Campos-Duffy’s statements come as the disaster in Afghanistan unfolds and many Americans have expressed their agreement with her comments. New polls show that a majority of Americans disapprove of Biden’s handling of withdrawing U.S. troops in Afghanistan.
The Biden administration’s failure to understand the movement of the Taliban and provide effective preparation with the Afghan government has had horrifying consequences.
U.S. troops have been under fire, at least twice, while at Kabul’s Karzai International Airport, the NY Post reports.
At least 12 people were killed at the Hamid Karzai International Airport since the Taliban takeover began, Reuters reported.
Startling footage and images showed Afghans storming Kabul’s Karzai International Airport and attempting to cling to departing planes. “Thousands of Afghans have been filmed desperately chasing after and clinging to a US Air Force plane as it taxied down the runway — with multiple people plunging to their deaths after the aircraft took off in the frantic attempt to flee the country after the Taliban takeover,” the report adds.
Trump has called on Biden to resign from office “in disgrace.” Trump said, “What Joe Biden has done with Afghanistan is legendary. It will go down as one of the greatest defeats in American history!”
One young man, identified as “Reza,” died at just 17 years old by clinging to a departing plane. His body was recovered without legs or arms, but his family was able to identify him, according to VICE news.
An estimated 10,000 to 15,000 American citizens remained trapped in Afghanistan. Sec. of Defense Lloyd Austin reportedly told members of the House of Representatives that Americans are in fact being beaten by the Taliban in Kabul.
An additional 6,000 Britons are also trapped inside the country. The UK’s Parlament has held Biden in contempt over the botched withdrawal of troops in Afghanistan, calling it “catastropic” and “shameful.”
The Taliban has reportedly set up checkpoints and they are beating people attempting to reach the airport in order to evacuate.
Sec. of Defense Lloyd Austin has told members of the House of Representatives that Americans are in fact being beaten by the Taliban in Kabul.
White House Rages After Fox News Blames Jill Biden For Joe Biden’s Mental Dysfunctionhttps://t.co/U5AeCpSHkJ
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) August 23, 2021
"The first lady's press secretary on Monday called for an apology from Fox News and weekend host Rachel Campos-Duffy, who over the weekend said Jill Biden had failed the country by letting her husband run for president." https://t.co/TpmtDsoEmS
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) August 23, 2021