Speculations of Cognitive Decline Continue to Swarm President Biden

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The mental health of a U.S. president is a very serious matter. Anyone who is president of this nation has access to nuclear codes, executive order powers, and a litany of other controls that demand a sound mind.

Biden has been in office for several weeks now and speculations of cognitive decline continue to swarm him. The Democrat president also faced these rumors during his time as a 2020 presidential candidate; Biden repeatedly stumbled in speeches and made verbal errors that caused genuine concerns about his mental status.


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Towards the end of last week, Biden flubbed while delivering important remarks in Texas; since then, Americans have taken to social media to speculate about the cognitive and mental wellness of the 46th president, Breitbart News confirms.

Slip-ups in Houston, Texas

On Friday, the commander-in-chief traveled to Texas in the aftermath of fatal winter storms. In addition to working with volunteers and visiting different vaccination sites and food banks, Biden also delivered a public address. This is when issues arose.

At one point during Biden’s speech, he began listing names of congressmembers, but became disoriented. During another moment, the president of the United States said out loud that he was on the verge of “[losing] track.” This arrived before Biden literally asked himself “what am I doing here?”

Despite this clear issue while speaking in Houston, Biden managed to continue with his address. However, online footage of the president’s verbal flub is making its way across social media. Many Americans have already opined that Biden simply does not have the mental fitness to be leading the United States.

The Domino Effect

Biden’s slip-up during his Texas speech comes on top of other similar issues to arrive during his presidency.

Last week, Vice President Kamala Harris had to remind Biden to grab his face covering at a White House event commemorating coronavirus vaccines. As the president returns to the lectern to get his mask, following Harris’ prompting, he is heard saying “my mask” repeatedly.

Earlier in February, Americans also learned that Harris was phoning world leaders on Biden’s behalf. All of these issues, rather than an isolated incident, have collectively contributed to the rumors of mental health deficiencies that continue to surround this president.

What do you think about the gaffe Biden made on Friday while speaking before the nation in Houston, Texas? Do you believe the current president has the mental facilities to lead the United States? Let us know down below in the comments section.