White House secret press scoffs at Biden health question: ‘It’s not a question we should be asking’

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White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre laughed off a question about President Joe Biden’s physical and mental well-being during an interview Monday.

In an interview with CNN’s Don Lemon, Jean-Pierre responded with surprise and told the host that a question about Biden’s physical and mental abilities shouldn’t even be asked.

Press officer Karine Jean-Pierre speaks during a press briefing at the White House, Monday June 13, 2022.
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Press officer Karine Jean-Pierre speaks during a press briefing at the White House, Monday June 13, 2022.
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“Does the president have the stamina, physically and mentally, do you think to carry on even after 2024?” Lemon asked.

“Don, you ask me this question,” exclaimed a visibly stunned Jean-Pierre. “Oh my God. It’s the President of the United States.”

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The publicist then laughed and told Lemon that she, 47, sometimes has trouble keeping up with Biden, 79.

“It’s not even a question we should be asking,” she added. “Just look at the work he does. And look at how he delivers for the American public.”

President Joe Biden speaks during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House on Monday, June 13, 2022.

President Joe Biden speaks during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House on Monday, June 13, 2022.
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Jean-Pierre then brushed off criticism of a New York Times report that surfaced earlier this week, questioning the president’s mental capacity as “hearsay” and “not what interests us.”

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The article quoted several prominent Democrats questioning whether Biden was the best choice to lead the party in the 2024 election.

Jean-Pierre added: “We care about how we’re going to deliver to the American people. How we’re going to make their lives better. That’s what the president is talking about. That’s his goal and that’s what we will continue to do. to do. focus on.”

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Biden became the oldest person ever elected to serve in the White House in November 2020, and could look to break the record if he decides to seek re-election in 2024.

President Joe Biden at the White House on June 13, 2022.

President Joe Biden at the White House on June 13, 2022.
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Concerns over Biden’s age and his ability to lead the Democratic Party come amid an administration filled with gaffes, where the president would make a seemingly new policy announcement only for his staffers to backtrack on comment.

In recent months, Biden has expressed some willingness for war, both with Russia and China, before administration officials said the country would not change its international strategies.

In May, Biden said he would send troops to Taiwan and defend it from possible Chinese aggression to fulfill “the commitment we made.” The White House later said it had made no such commitment and that the United States would maintain “strategic ambiguity” with respect to Taiwan.

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That same month, Biden also said Russian President Vladimir Putin “cannot stay in power.”

The comment immediately drew backlash as it emerged that Biden was explicitly calling for Putin’s impeachment, but White House staff later clarified that the president was not calling for regime change.

In April, Biden visibly struggled to read a teleprompter-guided speech about Russian oligarchs and the new sanctions the United States would adopt.

“We’re going to seize their yachts, their fancy homes and all their ill-gotten gains from the kleptocri-k-yeah, kleptocracy-klep- — the guys who are the kleptocracies. Ha. Ha. Ha,” Biden said.

In March, Biden told US servicemen in Poland that they would be sent to fight in Ukraine.

“You’ll see when you get there,” he told the troops, prompting the White House to again clarify that the administration would not be sending troops to fight in the Ukraine-Russia war.

Those concerns about Biden also extended to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, 82, and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, 71, Axios reported.

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On the Republican side of America’s gerontocracy aisle, former President Donald Trump – a GOP frontrunner in 2024 – will be 78, while Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is 80.

Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, another presidential candidate, is only 43 years old.



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