In a recent interview with Evan Smith of the Atlantic, Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi praised President Joe Biden as a “magnificent leader” and dismissed concerns about his age, stating that he’s younger than she is. However, Pelosi’s comments were met with immediate backlash and ridicule from social media users.
First and foremost, the age difference between Pelosi (82) and Biden (80) is hardly significant, as both are in their 80s. Moreover, critics argue that it’s not Biden’s age that is the primary concern, but his perceived cognitive decline and ability to carry out the duties of the presidency.
Social media users were quick to point out that Pelosi herself exhibits signs of aging and using her as a benchmark for Biden’s youthfulness is not a persuasive argument. One user wrote, “Someone needs to tell @SpeakerPelosi that this is NOT the winning point she thinks it is. She also seems somewhat impaired in looks, voice & mannerisms.”
Another user chimed in, saying, “Watch this without sound and tell me she doesn’t look absolutely Insane.”
The issue of Biden’s cognitive abilities has been a hot topic since before he took office, with figures like Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-Texas) openly questioning his mental fitness.
Jackson, a former White House physician, recently spoke on Fox News about Biden’s cancerous lesion removal, saying that it’s not only the lesion that needs to be removed but also Biden himself from office.
Biden’s doctor announced earlier this month that a skin lesion removed from his chest last month was identified as a basal cell carcinoma, a common type of skin cancer.
The doctor also stated that no additional treatment was necessary. While Biden’s physical examination deemed him “healthy, vigorous,” and “fit” to perform his duties as president, questions surrounding his mental fitness continue to persist.
In conclusion, Pelosi’s defense of Biden’s age as a non-issue has been met with skepticism and criticism from those who argue that the real concern lies in his cognitive abilities. As the debate continues, it’s clear that Biden’s age and mental fitness will remain a point of contention for the foreseeable future.