NBC host Kristen Welker on Sunday pushed back at Biden's re-election campaign's defense of the president's mental health.
Biden campaign co-chairman Mitch Landrieu said on Sunday's “Meet the Press” that Biden has no intellectual capacity, as concerns about Biden's cognitive abilities peak following the release of the special counsel's report. He defended that.
“I'm telling you, this guy is tough. He's smart. He's working on his game,” Landrieu told Welker. “And, as Secretary Mayorkas said earlier, when you go to report to the president, you have to wear big pants.”
“This kind of feeling that he's not ready for the job is just a bucket of BS deep enough to get your boot stuck in,” Landrieu said.
“Okay, but Americans don't agree with what you're saying,” Welker retorted. “In fact, an NBC News poll found that 76% of voters are concerned about whether the president has the physical and mental health necessary to serve a second term.”
Biden campaign co-chairman Mitch Landrieu said questions about Biden's mental health were like “a bucket of BS that's deep enough to get a boot stuck in.”
NBC's Kristen Welker: “Americans don't agree with what you're saying…76% of voters are concerned!” pic.twitter.com/cwcr9akc5D
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Special Counsel Robert Hur on Thursday concluded his investigation into Biden's handling of classified documents and dropped criminal charges. The special counsel did not indict Biden because he was likely to be presented to jurors as a “sympathetic, well-meaning, older man with a poor memory,” and he was not charged with felonies such as This is because it will be difficult to convince the defendant that the defendant should be convicted. The report says a “willful state of mind” is required. (RELATED: Video shows Biden nearly collapses again at Philadelphia event)
Mr. Biden held an unusual and unexpected news conference Thursday night to address Mr. Xu's report, holding back from reporters and blaming his staff for mishandling classified documents. The president began to confuse the presidents of Mexico and Egypt, which brought further attention to concerns about the president's mental competency.