Presumptive 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden stumbled badly during an interview Tuesday when his interviewer asked if he has taken a cognitive test.
During just a minute-long video clip, after being asked if he has taken a cognitive test like President Trump has, Biden confused and stumbled over words, misspoke, and stuttered badly during his incredulous reply, attempting to explain that he has not taken such a test and does not need to.
Biden replied to the initial question:
"No, I haven't taken a test. Why the h*ll would I take a test? C'mon man! That's like saying you, before you got in this program, if you take a test where you're taking cocaine or not, what do you think huh? Are you a junkie?"
Biden then laughed as his interviewer asked the next question, querying the former vice president about what he would say to President Trump, who "makes your mental state an issue for voters."
"Well, if he can't figure out the different between an elephant and a lion, I don't know what the h*ll he's talking about. Did you watch that — look, c'mon man. I know you're trying to goad me, but, I mean, I'm so forward looking to have an opportunity to sit with the president or stand with the president in debates. There's going to be plenty of time. And by the way, as I joke with him, you know — I, I shouldn't say it. I'm gonna say something I don't — I probably shouldn't say. Anyway, I am, uh, I am very willing to let the American public judge my physical and mental fil — my physical as well as my mental fil — fitness."
The former vice president struggled badly to get the final sentence out.
🔦 The idea that Biden is suffering from mental decline at his advanced age continues to be one of his campaign's major risk factors leading up to the 2020 election as gaffes such as these continue to pile up.