Joe Biden’s biggest problem heading into the 2024 race can be summed up with one word: “Dementia”
Speculation is running wild about Biden’s declining health.
A new CBS News and Harvard-Harris poll shows the majority of Americans believe Biden is not physically and mentally healthy enough to serve as president. Only 28% of voters think Biden is healthy enough.
🇺🇲 2024 Presidential Election: CBS News
(R) Trump 50%
(D) Biden 49%
(R) Trump 57%
(D) Biden 42%
— InteractivePolls (@IAPolls2022) September 17, 2023
The majority of Americans say Trump is healthy enough to serve a second term.
At 80, Biden is already the oldest president in US history. If he wins a second term, he will be 82 at the start of it and 86 by the end of it.
In the meantime, Biden’s endless gaffes continue. He recently claimed that he taught “political theory” at the University of Pennsylvania.
“Democracy is at stake, folks,” Biden began. “Our democracy is under attack. And we gotta fight for it.”
“I taught at the University of Pennsylvania for four years,” he said. “And I used to teach political theory. And folks, you always hear every generation has to fight for democracy. And I found myself – it’s automatic, we didn’t have to believe it – but we do. We do.”
Biden's pretend life sounds very fun and interesting. https://t.co/Mms7xTwtIZ
— Carol Roth (@caroljsroth) September 14, 2023
Despite being an “honorary professor” in recent years, fact-checkers say he never taught a single class.
“Biden claims he ‘taught political theory’ at the University of Pennsylvania. He never taught a single class at UPenn,” political commentator Greg Price said.
“Biden’s pretend life sounds very fun and interesting,” author Carol Roth remarked.
“Is this guy a late stage dementia patient,” another person asked. “Or is he literally a serial liar. I’m not sure which is worse?”
Conservative commentator Erielle Davidson said, “Everyone screamed about George Santos, but when Biden does it, it’s apparently fine,” she wrote, referring to Rep. George Santos of New York.
Conservative podcast host Derek Hunter reached out to CNN fact-checker Daniel Dale and Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler.
“Know anyone with the job of fact checking?” Dale asked.
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) September 14, 2023
GOP national spokeswoman Madison Gesiotto Gilbert said, “Another day, Another lie.”
GOP Rapid Response director Jake Schneider said, “It’s been a minute since Biden resurrected this complete lie. Must’ve shuffled the rolodex!”
Previous fact-checks have noted that Biden’s honorary role at UPenn included “talks” to students on campus, but he did not teach any actual courses on political theory.