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Biden Blows Opportunity to Defend Cognitive Ability by Calling Egypt’s President Sisi ‘the President of Mexico’

President Joe Biden missed an opportunity to show he’s not drowsy at the wheel in his first address to the nation following Thursday’s damning special counsel report that painted the president like an old man.

In a hastily prepared White House speech Thursday night, Biden referred to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi as the “President of Mexico,” upsetting yet another world leader.

“I think so,” Biden said before a long pause, before continuing. “As you know, Mexican President Sisi initially did not want to open the gates to allow humanitarian supplies to come in. I spoke with him.” I persuaded him to open the gate. ”

Biden’s ill-timed gaffe, which came as the president limped back to the podium after his first news conference, was the latest in a series of recent events that have confounded world leaders. It is the latest one.

Earlier this year, Biden described recent conversations with foreign leaders who died years ago, dating back to 1996.

The speech demonstrated his mental capacity to carry out his job as president of the United States, after Special Counsel Robert Hur’s report released earlier Thursday called him “a well-intentioned old man with a poor memory.” This was the first opportunity. ”

Mr. Xu and his team met with the president for several hours last fall. Their report conveyed shocking examples of Biden’s “severely limited” memory.

The report said Biden “could not remember when his son Beau died, even within a few years.” He didn’t even remember when he was vice president.

In an interview with our office…he said he doesn’t remember when he was vice president, and even forgot the first day of the interview when his term ended (“If it was 2013, when would you have left office as vice president? ”), and then I forgot about it. The second day of the interview, when his term began (“2009, Am I Still Vice President?”).

Before Joe Biden’s latest setback, Americans were already doubting his mental capacity.

According to an NBC poll carried out Until the release of Thursday’s shocking special counsel report, 76% of voters had a serious or moderate doubt that Biden was in the physical and mental health necessary to serve as president for a second term. 62% of those surveyed answered that they had “serious concerns” about the following points: his mental and physical health;

Bradley Jay is Breitbart News’ Capitol Hill correspondent. Follow him on X/Twitter. @BradleyAJay.

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