The president’s son, Donald Trump Jr., retweeted a post asking “Is… is Joe Biden senile?” The post had a video of the former vice president’s choppy opening statement during Wednesday night’s Democratic debate. It was held the same day Biden turned 77.
Trump Jr. followed that up with his own view on the video.
“Is this real at this point? It’s just embarrassing, he can’t complete a sentence,” Trump said.
The former vice president’s start to the Atlanta, Georgia debate was marked by Biden being asked how he would get Republicans to work with him while they’re currently calling for investigations into him and his son Hunter. Democrats opened an impeachment inquiry into President Trump over the president pressuring the president of Ukraine to open an investigation into Hunter Biden’s company, Burisma, and the 2016 campaign. Democrats say that the request included holding up military aid and an Oval Office meeting in exchange.
Biden did not respond to the reference to his son, instead he answered that the next president would have to, No. 1, beat Trump and No. 2 “go into states like Georgia and North Carolina and other places and get a Senate majority.”
“You have to ask yourself up here who is most likely to be able to win the nomination in the first place, to win the presidency in the first place?” he said. “And secondly, who is most likely to increase the number of people who are Democrats in the House and in the Senate?”
Biden then moved on to his next observation.
“And by the way, I learned something about these impeachment trials. I learned number one that Donald Trump doesn’t want me to be the nominee,” Biden said. “That’s pretty clear. He held up aid to make sure that while at the same time innocent people are getting killed by Russian soldiers.”
“And secondly, I found out that Vladimir Putin doesn’t want me to be president,” he said. “So I’ve learned a lot about these early on from these hearings that are being held.”
The former vice president then went back to his first point.
“But the bottom line is I think we have to ask ourselves the honest question, who is most likely to do what needs to be done?’ he said. ‘Produce a Democratic majority in the United States Senate, maintain the House and beat Trump.”
Written by Rich Stevenson
Credit: Daily Mail