It was surreal. President Joe Biden crumbled when confronted by reporters with the deaths of 13 troops and 90 people who were slaughtered at Kabul airport on Thursday by two ISIS bomb attacks in the latest tragic episode of his disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan.
The 78-year-old President was lost for words at times and frustrated in others, gripping his notebook and widening his eyes while reporters from a pre-approved list asked him questions for about 30 minutes. As has become the norm for Biden, he was given a list of pre-approved journalists to call upon at the press briefing.
The UK’s Daily Mail news outlet reminded readers that President Joe Biden has suffered brain injuries in the past along with a heart condition in a report criticizing his performance during a press conference Thursday to address the deadly attacks in Kabul that left 13 U.S. military personnel dead.
The president also tried to blame the debacle on his predecessor, President Donald Trump. In response, Trump railed at Biden for blaming him and also slammed the president’s team for providing the Taliban with the names of all Americans remaining in the country, which Trump referred to as a “kill list.”
In July, former White House doctor Ronny Jackson, now a freshman GOP congressman from Texas, said Biden should be made to take the same cognitive test he administered to then-President Trump.
“You don’t need to be a physician to look at this behavior and see there’s something concerning happening,” he said. “He’s just not aging gracefully at this point.”
“You can go back – there’s forty years of tape of this man – he’s always made gaffes and stuff but these are different, he’s confused, he’s disoriented,” he said.