His candidacy is at risk due to concerns about his mental health

In an instant, Joe Biden’s mental health was exposed during a press conference at the White House. On Thursday, the special prosecutor of the Department of Justice released his report, clearing Biden of any charges in an investigation into the mishandling of classified documents. However, Hur described the president as “a nice, well-intentioned old man with a bad memory.” This phrase touched on a sensitive and explosive issue in this presidential campaign: Biden’s mental health.

At 81 years old, Biden is the oldest person to ever serve as president and is running for re-election at an age when most politicians retire. With the report in hand, Republicans came out en masse to question Biden’s condition, citing his occasional stuttering and confused statements. Some even suggested invoking the 25th Amendment to remove him from office if he is deemed unfit.

In response to these attacks, Biden held an impromptu press conference at night to assure Americans that his memory is fine and that Hur’s report was wrong. However, he was seen as confused and emotional during the event, further fueling doubts about his cognitive abilities and temperament.

Christopher Arterton, Professor Emeritus of Political Management at George Washington University, told Clarion that Biden’s age is a serious deficit that threatens his re-election prospects. He noted that some phrases in Hur’s report went beyond expertise and described Biden with “diminished capabilities.” Arterton added that this issue has been brought to the forefront by recent mistakes and has dampened enthusiasm among supporters due to their concerns about his ability to govern for another four years.

The issue of Biden’s physical and mental capabilities has become a major concern for his campaign because it is his Achilles heel. Despite strong economic numbers, many Americans express growing doubts about his ability to lead for another four years due to his age. Donald Trump will likely be Biden’s main rival in November

By Editor

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