Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden was asked on Tuesday by a reporter if he has been tested for some degree of cognitive decline.
Vice President Biden confidently answered “can hardly wait to compare” his awareness with President Donald Trump.
Tuesday’s press conference, held in Biden’s hometown of Wilmington, Delaware, was Biden’s first in 3 months. Although Biden has made regular TV appearances, criticizing President Trump over his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, his campaign has insisted on following the health officials’ guidelines.
The cognitive capability question was posed by Fox Reporter Dog McKelway. “Some have speculated sir that you are subject to some degree of cognitive decline,” Doug McKelway said. “I’m 65. I don’t have the word recollection that I used to have. I forget my train of thought from time to time. You’ve got 12 years on me, sir. Have you been tested for some degree of cognitive decline?”
In typical Biden fashion, he laughed and answered, “I’ve been tested and I’m constantly tested,” he said. “Look, all you got to do is watch me. I can hardly wait to compare my cognitive capability to the cognitive capability of the man I’m running against.”
“This president talks about cognitive capability — he doesn’t seem to be cognitively aware of what’s going on,” Biden said in his press conference Tuesday, “He either reads and, or, gets briefed on important issues and he forgets it or he doesn’t think it’s necessary that he needs to know it.”
President Trump responded with a tweet
This is starting to become a fiery campaign with both candidates agreeing to the customary three debates prior to the November 3rd election.