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Fox News reporter Peter Doocy asked White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre the question that’s on everybody’s mind – How can President Joe Biden, whose mind is too frail to stand trial for “willfully” mishandling classified documents, be entrusted with the nuclear codes?
Special Counsel Robert Hur, as most readers know by now, released a damning report regarding Biden’s mishandling of classified documents which included insight into how they could not pursue charges because the President’s defense would portray him as a “well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory.”
Some of the issues outlined in the report include assertions that Biden “did not remember when he was vice president” or “when his son Beau died,” and exhibited “diminished faculties” and “significant limitations” during his interview with the special counsel.
During a press briefing heading into the weekend, Doocy confronted Jean-Pierre on the matter.
“If the special counsel says President Biden has got ‘significant limitations’ on his memory, then who is helping him run the country?” he asked.
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Can Biden Be Trusted With The Nuclear Codes?
As is Jean-Pierre’s calling card, she responded to Doocy’s question with a vague observation not grounded in reality.
“The President of the United States runs the country. The Commander-in-Chief runs the country,” she claimed without evidence.
Representative Claudia Tenney (R-NY) helpfully answered the question of who is running the country in a brief conversation with The Political Insider.
“Obama and crew are in DC running the country,” she told TPI. “Subverting everything through dark money.”
Doocy pressed, “How can he (Biden) be trusted with the nuclear codes if — I get that you’re saying that nobody in the building would say that he’s got an issue with his memory.”
The Fox News correspondent pointed out that the special counsel report doesn’t exist in a vacuum. It was released the same week President Biden claimed to have spoken to two world leaders in 2021 despite the fact that they had died many years earlier, referred to Egyptian President Abdel Fatah El-Sisi as the “president of Mexico,” and said that he represents red and “green” states.
“Just the little part of what we get to see, he has made mistake after mistake after mistake after mistake on camera this week,” Doocy said.
And again, Jean-Pierre pivoted with an absurd assessment.
“So, I’m going to be very clear here,” she fired back. “The reality is that report — that part of the report does not live in reality. It just doesn’t.”
Jean-Pierre and Biden appear to be the ones not living in reality.
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Democrats Asked Biden To Relinquish Sole Authority To Launch Nuclear Weapons In 2021
Turns out, it isn’t just Doocy who is wondering if President Biden should be entrusted with the nuclear codes.
House Democrats, in a 2021 letter to the President, asked Biden to relinquish sole control over the country’s nuclear arsenal and the ability to launch a strike using those weapons.
Of course, the reality of that request is that Democrats were more concerned about the eventual return of former President Donald Trump to the White House than they were about Biden.
“Past presidents have threatened to attack other countries with nuclear weapons or exhibited behavior that caused other officials to express concern about the president’s judgment,” the letter read.
The footnotes in the above image quite clearly reference an alleged “threat” to nuke North Korea by Trump.
In her exchange with Doocy, Jean-Pierre insisted that Biden’s handling of the economy is evidence of his alleged mental fitness.
“What matters is — here is that the President, in the last three years, has delivered on the economy, has delivered on healthcare, has turned this country around after the last president left us with an economy that was in a tailspin,” she countered.
Recent polling shows Trump with an 11-point edge over Biden on his handling of the economy. Most of America would prefer to go back to the “tailspin.”
“That part of the report does not live in reality,” Jean-Pierre again stammered before walking away from the podium.
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