It would be funny if it wasn’t so sad. But at this point, it’s as clear as day that the presumptive 2020 Democratic nominee is in no position even to be running for office. I don’t know how Joe Biden’s family allows him to go out in public. Even more frightening is that people would even think of voting for someone with his ever-more-conspicuous cognitive problems.
It was either his decline or his lack of knowledge — and for a candidate whose supposed strength is foreign policy — that prompted him in an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper last week to suggest that North Korea currently has no nuclear weapons.
Watch. A transcript of his remarks follows.
Joe Biden FORGETS that North Korea has nukes.
(Because of Trump) "they're closer to a nuclear weapon than they were before."
— The Hill Report (@StandWithAZ) September 14, 2020
What has Trump done? He’s done nothing about it. He’s done nothing about it. And what has he done with regard to our friends like Japan and other — and South Korea? He’s made some cockamamie deal to his good friend, sending love letters to Kim Jung-un.
I mean, what in God’s — I mean, to Kim in South — I mean, in North Korea. What in God’s name is that all about? He gave him legitimacy.
We had firm, firm constraints on what they could buy and what they could sell in their economies. He’s blown it. He’s giving them so much credibility. They’re closer to a nuclear weapon than they were before. He did the same thing in Iran. [Emphasis added]
North Korea exploded it’s first nuclear weapon on October 9, 2006. They exploded four more nuclear weapons while Biden was vice president.
Notice that he also seems unaware that Trump has put crippling sanctions on North Korea and Iran. The economies of both countries are near collapse.
Sadly, it seems, the same can be said for parts of Biden’s brain.
The fact that his memory lapses are increasingly frequent should be an extra consideration for voters. One of the questions pollsters sometimes ask of voters is, “Do you want this person to have their finger on the nuclear button?” I fear that with Biden, someone would have to remind him daily of what the button is.
Cross posted at The Lid