Biden’s Handlers Deny Insider Reports of ‘Slipping’ Mental Acuity: ‘He Is Sharp, Utterly on His Game’

Democrat President Joe Biden’s handlers are pushing back against reports showing insiders are raising serious concerns about the commander-in-chief’s declining mental acuity.

As Slay News reported earlier, an alarming Wall Street Journal article portrays Biden as mentally “slipping.”

The WSJ report, which was published Tuesday, included examples of gaffes and instances of low energy.

It also included several statements from congressional leaders and insiders who complained that Biden struggles with mental decline during private meetings.

Reports have since emerged that Biden’s White House has been pressuring those who provided statements to call the WSJ and walk back the “false” comments.

Biden’s Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm flatly denied the report, claiming: “The article was BS.”

“The president is utterly on his game,” Granholm alleged.

“He is the wisest, most knowledgeable person in the room.

“He asks the toughest questions and has the keenest insights on the complex questions brought to him.

He is sharp, thoughtful, and wise.”

Earlier this year, a report from Biden’s own Department of Justice’s special counsel called him an “elderly man with a poor memory.”

The comments appeared in a report at the end of an investigation into his mishandling of classified documents dating back to his Senate tenure, which ultimately saved him from having charges brought against him by Special Counsel Robert Hur.

81-year-old Biden is the oldest sitting president.

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Many have warned that his age has caught up with him cognitively.

If Biden wins re-election in November, he will be 86 when his second term ends.

Biden has been prone to gaffes going back to when he was vice president.

However, the frequency and nature of his verbal missteps in recent years appear to be more significant.

In May, Biden seemed to have a break with reality when he confused the timing of the Covid pandemic by a factor of years.

Biden said, “And when I was vice president, things were kind of bad during the pandemic, and, what happened was Barack said to me: ‘Go to Detroit — and help fix it.’”

The pandemic happened years after Biden’s time as vice president.

On several occasions, Biden has referenced dead people as being alive.

In 2022, at a White House event, Biden called out former Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN) during a speech.

Biden had been working closely with Walorski on an initiative.

“Jackie, are you here? Where’s Jackie?” Biden started yelling out as he scanned the room looking for the former congresswoman.

However, Walorski had died in a car crash the previous month.

Alarmingly, Biden had even personally called Walorski’s family to offer condolences when she died.

At a campaign rally in February, Biden told the audience:

“Right after I was elected, I went to a G7 meeting in southern England.

“And I sat down and said, ‘America is back!’ and Mitterand from Germany — I mean France — looked at me and said, ‘How long you back for?'”

Mitterand was the president of France from 1981 to 1995 and died in 1996, 25 years before Biden was sworn into office.

In 2021, while recalling past conversations during fundraising events, Biden claimed he had spoken with the late German Chancellor Helmut Kohl

However, Kohl died in 2017, long before Biden launched his 2020 campaign.

Late Tuesday night, The Wall Street Journal published a report detailing instances in which the president has demonstrated a lack of clarity in private meetings with staff and members of Congress.

Many of Biden’s handlers are now coming forward to claim The Wall Street Journal got it all wrong.

Top Biden officials echoed Granholm’s sentiment, including Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

“I’ve worked for President Biden for 22 years,” Blinken said.

“Now as then — in strategy discussions and in meetings with foreign leaders — his depth of knowledge, fluency with policy and politics, and ability to cut to the chase and argue his case are exceptional.

“He’s invariably one step ahead of us.”

Attorney General Merrick Garland also vouched for the president’s mental acuity on domestic issues.

“I have complete confidence in the president,” Garland said.

“As a member of the president’s Cabinet and the National Security Council, I have consistently seen firsthand his ability to navigate issues of extraordinary complexity that are of the utmost importance to our national security.

“I have also seen him tackle domestic policy issues, clearly and decisively guiding us through complicated questions to reach results that benefit the American people.”

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen also objected to the assertion that the president is in a state of mental decline.

In a statement, Yellen insisted:

“Both in Washington and in meetings with world leaders around the globe — including during strenuous negotiations with President Xi — I’ve always seen President Biden to be extremely well-informed, in command of the facts, and very effective in advancing American interests.”

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas pushed back on the narrative, too.

“I strongly disagree with the characterization in the story,” Mayorkas said.

“I come fully prepared for my meetings with President Biden, knowing his questions will be detail-oriented, probing and exacting. In our exchanges, the president always draws upon our prior conversations and past events in analyzing the issues and reaching his conclusions.”

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin concurred with Mayorka’s assessment, saying:

“As someone who has watched President Biden make tough national security decisions and seen his commitment to keeping our troops safe, I have nothing but total confidence in our commander-in-chief.”

Gina Raimondo, the former Rhode Island governor and current commerce secretary, obediently came out in full support of her boss, saying:

“I’ve spent countless hours with President Biden, discussing everything from our strategic competition with China to the technical aspects of the CHIPS for America program, and in every conversation he’s been sharp, focused, and insightful.

“I could not disagree more with the false portrayal of the president in that article.

“There is nobody I’d rather have leading our country today.”

Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough also came to Biden’s defense.

“President Biden is not only as sharp and incisive as ever, he’s holding VA accountable every day — he’s holding me accountable every day — to deliver for veterans,” McDonough said.

“That article is completely inconsistent with the man I’ve been serving for 12 years.”

In a statement, Education Secretary Miguel Cardona said:

“I have been in dozens of personal and larger meetings with President Biden, and I always note that his ability to simultaneously handle difficult issues is astounding.

“President Biden has always had a depth of understanding of policies at every level and always remembers to bring the policies back to how they are helping the American people.”

It is not surprising that President Biden’s most senior advisers are countering the narrative that the president’s mental acuity may be waning.

However, concerns about Biden’s decline started well before the Wall Street Journal article.

President Donald Trump and his supporters have long highlighted Biden’s cognitive state.

Trump has referred to his opponent as “Sleepy Joe” since 2019.

Nevertheless, despite statements from Biden’s followers, the American people have frequently witnessed the president’s behaviors for themselves.

On Thursday, Biden traveled to France to commemorate D-Day.

However, his bizarre behavior provokes widespread concerns and mockery.

After appearing lost and confused, Biden was abruptly whisked away from the event without explanation, leaving French President Emmanuel Macron to greet veterans by himself.

The lack of explanation left many on social media to suggest Biden had “soiled himself.”

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These mounting incidents of gaffes and confusion now appear to be shaping public opinion.

According to a Pew Research poll released in late April, just 21% of respondents are extremely or very confident in Biden’s mental fitness to act as president.

16% said they were somewhat confident and 62% had little or no confidence.

READ MORE – Democrat Strategist Demands Media Ramp Up ‘Slanted Coverage’ against Trump to Help Biden

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By Frank Bergman

Frank Bergman is a political/economic journalist living on the east coast. Aside from news reporting, Bergman also conducts interviews with researchers and material experts and investigates influential individuals and organizations in the sociopolitical world.

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