Biden's Doctor Insists He's 'Still Sharp' Right Before Another Embarrassing Gaffe
2020 frontrunners blunders and slip ups continue
2020 frontrunner Joe Biden's brain neurosurgeon has insisted the former Vice President has not suffered brain damage and is in good health, despite mounting concerns about his mental condition.
Dr. Neal Kassell said that Biden ‘is every bit as sharp as he was 31-years-ago,’ insisting he has not seen ‘any change’ in his patient over the last 20 years, according to Politico.
Biden was previously treated for two brain aneurysms in 1988.
‘I can tell you with absolute certainty that he had no brain damage, either from the hemorrhage or from the operations that he had,’ Kassell said.
‘There was no damage whatsoever.’
Ever since Biden launched his White House bid in April, concerns over his mental acuity came into question.
But the number of slip-ups and blunders during televised interviews has brought Biden under more scrutiny.
Biden's most recent gaffe came during a speech in Urbandale, Iowa, on Tuesday afternoon, when he managed to place two of the most historically poignant moments of the 1960s in the wrong decade.
"Just like in my generation, when I got out of school when Bobby Kennedy and Dr. King had been assassinated in the '70s, the late '70s when I got engaged,’" Biden said of the two murders.
Biden then reverted to the correct decade, later on, referencing a number of cultural trends that roiled the US during the sixties.
"Um, you know, up to that time remember – none of you women will know this, but a couple of men may remember – that was a time in the early, late ’60s, early ’60s, and ’60s…"
Joe Biden just said, “We believe in facts, not truth.” Does anybody really believe he is mentally fit to be president? We are “playing” in a very big and complicated world. Joe doesn’t have a clue!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 10, 2019
Earlier this month, Biden said he was the vice president in 2018 during the Parkland school shooting.
Biden claims he was VP and oversaw the attacks at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting that took the lives of 17 people in Parkland, Florida on February 14, 2018.
According to Bloomberg, while speaking to a group of reporters at a pro-gun control forum in Iowa on Saturday, Biden said, “those kids in Parkland came up to see me when I was vice president.”
However, the Parkland shooting took place long after Biden had left office.
President Donald Trump also took a swipe at Biden saying he was not fit to be president.
"Joe Biden just said, 'We believe in facts, not truth.' Does anybody really believe he is mentally fit to be president?
"We are 'playing' in a very big and complicated world. Joe doesn’t have a clue!"
In may, Biden gave an embarrassing slip of the tongue during a speech, when he said that former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher called him "with concerns" about Donald Trump's presidency, despite the ex-UK leader leaving office in 1990 and passing away six years ago.