CNN’s Brian Stelter Touts Biden's Mental Health: He Can Ride A Bicycle!
Host blasts conservatives for questioning Biden's cognitive ability
CNN host Brian Stelter argued that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden possessed the cognitive abilities required to be president because he was seen over the weekend riding his bicycle.
Stelter portrayed clips from various conservative talk radio hosts, who have been questioning Biden's mental health, as being completely removed from reality.
But Stetler failed to mention that even Democrats and those within the Biden camp are questioning his mental fitness for office.
“Fox’s narrative and talk radio’s narrative for months has been that Joe Biden is falling apart," Stelter said.
"You just heard Ben Shapiro say it, falling apart,” Stelter added, concluding the segment.
“And there he is riding a bike, out for a bike ride."
"And Fox, of all networks, is the one that showed it happen,” he added.
If you're not listening to right-wing talk radio, you're missing just how extreme the Biden bashing has become. It's offensive and other-worldly. We showed examples on @ReliableSources this morning pic.twitter.com/GV302WkZAS— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) August 9, 2020
Biden’s wife, Jill Biden, defended her husband’s cognitive abilities last week a day before the former vice president admitted he had never been tested for cognitive decline, despite many claims in the past that he had.
The Daily Wire's Ben Shapiro wrote on twitter responding to Stelter’s remarks:
“I’m sorry, but ‘Biden rode a bike!’ is not a good comeback to ‘Biden is falling apart.’ My son also rides a bike. He is four, and not qualified to be president.”
Look, look, he's fine, he's riding a bike! pic.twitter.com/ZRJWoY0s3O— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) August 10, 2020
Others also came out to point out Biden's apparent decline of mental health.
RNC Chairwoman, Ronna McDaniel, wrote:
"Joe Biden is incoherent, incompetent, and unfit to lead."
Joe Biden is incoherent, incompetent, and unfit to lead.pic.twitter.com/x4ET9wjHqJ— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) August 7, 2020
Last year, Biden released his medical records but with details of his cognitive health suspiciously absent.
Last month, President Donald Trump said Biden had an “obligation” to take a cognitive test to prove to voters he’s “sharp” enough to enter office and deal with foreign adversaries.
“Honestly, he should take the test,” Mr. Trump said, per Fox News.
"In a way, he has an obligation to, because you have to be able to show this country that the person that we’re picking as leader is sharp.”
"We’re dealing with people that want to do very bad things to us, if they had the chance.
"And you have to be sharper than them.”