Biden ‘Forgets His Own Policies in Meetings With Senior Politicians’

( – On June 5, The Wall Street Journal posted an article about President Joe Biden that reportedly gave a peak at the president out of the public eye. The piece included behind-the-scenes viewpoints from those who have interacted with Biden one-on-one and who’ve said he shows his age at times. These five people — mainly Republicans — stated that the president has had to read notes to make clear points, pauses for long periods, and sometimes even closes his eyes during meetings.

What Else Was Said?

The report noted that former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) noted that Biden isn’t the “same person” he was when he was vice president. The current House leader, Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) has also shown concern about Biden, claiming his memory had lapsed about details in his own energy policies. Representative Ronny Jackson (R-TX) recently told Fox News Digital that the president “shouldn’t have [his] job,” alleging that Biden has “significant issues” that create a “national security issue.” Jackson was the former White House physician for ex-Presdent Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama.

Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) accused the WSJ of putting out a “hit piece” about the president. She said many Democrats, including herself, spent time talking to the news source while they were gathering information about the article. However, her praise and others of President Biden were curiously left out of the piece.

Pelosi said her “first-hand experiences” with the US leader showed his “wisdom, experience, strength, and strategic thinking.” Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) told the news outlet about a specific meeting about Ukraine where Biden showed great strength, but she was left out of the article as well. She said, “I wonder why.” Instead, Pelosi said the WSJ concentrated on “attacks by Republicans” in order to make Biden look bad.

Yet, several people said the president had to rely on other legislators and staffers in meetings to discuss issues while staying out of the exchange. They also claim he speaks too softly sometimes.

Reactions from the White House and Others

White House spokesperson Andrew Bates accused Johnson of misrepresenting what transpired between him and the president regarding his energy policy, adding that people are just repeating his “false account.” National Security Council official Casey Redmon also refuted Republican claims, stating that Biden only turned to aides twice in the meeting referenced in the piece.

Still, age remains a factor in the upcoming election and only time will tell who voters choose. Biden is 81 years old, and former President Donald Trump is a few days shy of 78.

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