It frankly took much longer than I anticipated for the Left to jump aboard the cognitive decline train. It might have happened sooner had there not been a moratorium in the media on mentioning Joe Biden’s worsening mental state. But drop the other shoe did on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” where host Joe Scarborough attempted to appear deeply concerned over Donald Trump’s “collapsing poll numbers,” before turning to the president’s putative decline.
Here’s a clip. A transcript of the highlights follows:
"Now, of course, worries that a cognitive decline are starting to catch up with him.
We’re starting to pay.
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) April 30, 2020
But the numbers! We’re gonna show the polls in a second, man. The numbers are horrific in the swing states; they’re even bad in Texas. They’re bad in North Carolina. They’re bad across the United States, and Donald Trump of course is not going to blame himself because of how badly he’s doing in these afternoon briefings because he stumbles over words, at times he seems to fall asleep in the middle of meetings, seems to be— You know, people have been talking about his cognitive decline for some time, how it might impact us in a crisis, now worries of course that a cognitive decline is beginning to catch up with him.
So let’s summarize: Trump stumbles over words and seems to fall asleep in the middle of meetings. We are still talking about Trump, aren’t we? Because these are precisely the symptoms have been ascribed increasingly to Joe Biden in recent months. (RELATED: ‘Biden’s mental decline is an open secret’)
Just yesterday Biden appeared to nod off during a virtual town hall in which Hillary Clinton was endorsing him for the presidency. Even beforehe began to exhibit signs of cognitive decline so frequently, the former vice president came off as a cantankerous codger who challenged Trump to a push-up contest on stage.
Scarborough and his fans may take perverse comfort from the host’s claim that “people have been talking about his cognitive decline for some time,” but the only candidate for which that statement is accurate is the one Scarborough and company are rooting against.