In an interview for MSNBC on Friday, Biden had a scary moment when he seemed to be speechless and lost for a prolonged period of time. Jonathan Capehart asked Biden if first lady Jill Biden would be supportive of him running for president in 2024. Biden then paused and looked down at the floor with an expressionless face, prompting Capehart to follow up with, “Mr. President?”
“Dr. Biden thinks that, my wife thinks that,” Biden said before pausing again. “That we’re doing something very important, and I shouldn’t walk away from it.”
The clip can be seen here:
BIDEN: "It's my intention to run again."
Q: "Dr. Biden is for it?"
Q: "Mr. President?"
BIDEN: "Dr. Biden thinks that uh, my wife thinks that uh, that I uh, that, that we're, that we're doing something very important."
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The moment has received national attention, including from Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, who called the exchange “scary.”
Republican congresswoman Claudia Tenney also found the interview concerning and shared her opinion on Fox:
This is really sad, but he reminds me of a Madame Tussauds wax figure. He comes out, and they turn him on, and he delivers talking points that are presented to him by his shadow government, the staff behind him. And he’s really showing that he’s not competent to do this most important job in our nation. And I really, I joined on a letter with Congressman Randy Jackson about making him subject to a cognitive test… this is serious stuff. We’ve got enemies around the world. You’ve been interviewing tremendous people about China, about what’s happening in the war in Europe, which is unprecedented. We’ve got to start looking into whether Joe Biden is actually capable of being the president. I think he’s not. I think we should consider all of these avenues.