Joe Biden gave some remarks about the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan on Thursday and it was painful to watch.
He was barely able to string words together and paused for a long time to remember what he was talking about.
He really needs to take a cognitive test. This isn’t even funny.
Here’s a partial transcript from the White House:
We’re going to continue to work for the release of detained Americans, including Mark — excuse me — Fre– Frerichs — I want to pronounce the name correctly; I mis- — I misspoke — so that he can return to his family safely…
The operation has identified U.S. facilities outside of the continental United States, as well as in third countries, to host our Afghan allies, if they ch- — if they so choose. And, starting this month, we’re going to begin to re- — re- — reloc- — we’re going to begin relocation flights for Afghanistan SIV applicants and their families who choose to leave…
The focus we had — and I strongly support it — and you may remember I physically went to Afghanistan. I was up in that pass where Osama bin Laden was — allegedly escaped or — out of harm’s way.
We went for two reasons: one, to bring Osama bin Laden to the gates of hell, as I said at the time. The second reason was to eliminate al Qaeda’s capacity to deal with more attacks on the United States from that territory. We accomplished both of those objectives — period.
Here’s the video:
This was Biden’s press conference today. Is he okay? pic.twitter.com/w58YW9nBtZ
— Ian Miles Cheong @ stillgray.substack.com (@stillgray) July 8, 2021
It’s worth noting that Biden opposed the mission to go after Osama Bin Laden, but whatever.
Biden opposed the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden…but it doesn't stop him from taking credit for it.
And the "media" just lets him get away with it!https://t.co/h7iDNbqxdd
— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) July 8, 2021
He probably doesn’t remember anything back that far anyway.