Biden Attacks Trump's Mental Health: He's Not 'Cognitively Aware of What's Going On'
Former Vice President tries to deflect question on his mental health
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden deflected questions of his own deteriorating mental health onto President Donald Trump by accusing him of not being “cognitively aware of what’s going on."
The self-described gaffe machine seemed to be responding to the Trump campaign's attacks on his own mental agility.
“This president talks about cognitive capability," Biden said.
“He doesn’t seem to be cognitively aware of what’s going on.”
“He either reads or gets briefed on important issues, and he forgets it, or he doesn’t think it’s necessary that he needs to know it,” the former vice president added.
Biden went on to blast Trump over unsubstantiated reports that Russia offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants to kill U.S. military personnel.
The Department of Defense said on Tuesday that it had no corroborating evidence that bounties were offered by Russia to the Taliban to kill U.S. troops.
Pentagon Spokesman Jonathan Hoffman said:
“The Department of Defense continues to evaluate intelligence that Russian GRU operatives were engaged in malign activity against the United States and coalition forces in Afghanistan"
"To date, DOD has no corroborating evidence to validate the recent allegations found in open-source reports."
Biden was pressed on his own mental decline by a reporter, to which he replied:
“I can hardly wait to compare my cognitive capability to the cognitive capability of the man I am running against.”
But Biden's accusation of Trump's cognitive condition comes amid increasing concern about his own deteriorating mental health were reflected in new data from Rasmussen Reports, which revealed that 20% of Democrats believe he suffers from dementia.
The data also shows a much larger Republicans agree, at 66%.
But overall, 38% believe Biden has a debilitating disease.
His misstatements fuel the growing consensus on Biden's failing health during speeches and Zoom events.
Trump has frequently called out Biden’s verbal flubs, saying he is “not mentally sharp enough” to be in the White House.
“Biden doesn’t know, I mean, he doesn’t know he’s alive,” the president said recently.
“I’m against somebody. Think of it. I’m against somebody that can’t answer simple questions. I’ve never seen anything like it, but here’s what I am against. I’m against a very powerful party, the Democrats, and they can take this glass of water and say that’s your candidate.”
Neon Nettle reported last week that Biden falsely claimed that "over 120 million" people have died from COVID-19, immediately before the live stream of his remarks was cut off.
In March, Trump posted an embarrassing video compilation of Biden's struggles on the campaign trail.
After 3 runs for president in 32 years, it appears Joe Biden is finally having One Shining Moment.— Trump War Room - Text TRUMP to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) March 11, 2020
Enjoy it while it lasts, Joe. (We sure are!) pic.twitter.com/spXCWEdSV5
Biden also falsely claimed that guns had killed 150 million people in the past 13 years.