Mitt Romney Defends Joe Biden Amid Ageism Criticism | EUROtoday
WASHINGTON ― Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) defended Joe Biden amid questions concerning the president’s psychological acuity following the discharge of a particular counsel’s report that forged the 81-year-old as an aged man with “significant” reminiscence issues.
“I’ve worked with the president, and I haven’t seen anything that’s abnormal before. It was like President Trump saying Nikki Haley three times instead of Nancy Pelosi. Sometimes you say the wrong word,” Romney advised HuffPost on Friday, referring to slip-ups that 77-year-old Donald Trump has made about world leaders in current weeks.
But Romney, the Republican Party’s 2012 presidential nominee, additionally known as Biden’s age “a huge issue” within the election.
“The late 80s is kind of a tough time of thinking of running the country. And Donald Trump is not a lot younger,” he added.
Special counsel Robert Hur introduced on Thursday that the Department of Justice wouldn’t be urgent expenses in opposition to Biden for retaining labeled paperwork after his vice presidency, saying that his case differed vastly from that of Trump, who has been charged with willfully doing the identical after a Justice Department investigation.
But within the report, Hur characterised Biden as an aged man with a really restricted reminiscence and mentioned that the president couldn’t recall when he was Barack Obama’s vice chairman or when his son Beau died, claims that the White House and plenty of Democrats slammed as “gratuitous” and out of bounds.
Biden was notably pissed off by the declare he’d forgotten when his son died, venting frustration at a contentious last-minute press convention on the White House on Thursday.
“How in the hell dare he raise that?” Biden advised reporters. “I don’t need anyone to remind me of when he passed away.”
While answering questions Thursday concerning the scenario in Gaza, Biden mistakenly referred to Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi because the president of Mexico, including to his slip-ups about European world leaders in current days.
But as Republicans and the media acquired whipped up right into a frenzy over the particular counsel report and Biden once more mixing up the names of world leaders, Romney waved the matter off.
“I thought he did a good job in the press conference,” Romney mentioned. “He said Mexico instead of Egypt. Everybody knew what he was saying, and that’s not an unusual thing.”
Sen. John Fetterman (D-Pa.), who confronted related questions on his well being and health for workplace following a stroke, additionally downplayed considerations about Biden’s reminiscence.
“It’s a big nothing burger,” Fetterman advised HuffPost. “We can talk about Trump’s gaffes, we can talk about Biden’s gaffes… We can talk about one’s old, we can talk about the other one’s old. It’s still going to be the same ticket, like it was in 2020.”
“So we can keep talking back and forth, but it comes back to the very core choice that we have as a nation: Do we want order over chaos? Do we want the truth over lying? Do we want virtue over just corruption and sleaze?” he mentioned on a press name earlier within the day.