During the virtual roundtable, US Democratic candidate in the upcoming presidential election, Joe Biden, made a reservation that again raised doubts about the clarity of mind of the former vice president. It is reported by the Daily Mail.
During the speech, Biden incorrectly named the number of deaths from coronavirus in the United States and the number of those who became unemployed due to the epidemic. “We … are in the middle of a pandemic, which today has cost us more than 85,000 jobs. The lives of millions of people. Millions of people. Millions of jobs, ”the politician said stammering. “You know, and we are in a situation where, you know, we just got new unemployment insurance this morning, well, the number is 36.5 million applications since the crisis began,” he continued.
In fact, according to the Johns Hopkins University project, more than 85,000 deaths from coronavirus were reported in the United States, while about 36.5 million people lost their jobs due to the pandemic.
Confused in some places these policies caused a violent reaction on Twitter. Many users began to wonder about Biden’s mental health. “Poor Joe … how can they allow this person to run in the presidential race, knowing that he is showing signs of dementia,” wrote one user. “This person cannot be president,” wrote another user.
Concern over Biden’s mental health has been a topic of wide discussion since he announced his entry into the presidential race. Over the past few months, Biden made a number of mistakes during television interviews and campaign speeches.
Earlier on May 15, Biden admitted that he did not remember his former assistant Tara Reid accusing him of sexual harassment.
The current US president, Donald Trump, has repeatedly mocked Biden over his stumbles and inappropriate remarks, calling him “sleepy Joe” in his posts and insisting that the former US vice president is mentally incapable of holding office.