OPINION| Steven Ahle| Many are thinking it, but Maxine Waters is the first one to say it out loud that she doesn’t know if Joe Biden can beat President Trump.
Frankly, I think Trump cleans his clock in the debates. Without a prepared speech, which he usually screws up, Joe will have to think on his feet, a thought that scares anyone who wants to see the president lose the election.
Waters has not endorsed either candidate legitimately still in the hunt. (Although Tuesday night may have ended the dream for Bernie)
She said it’s not a matter of who you like, it’s who can beat Donald Trump.
Sorry, Maxine, but God isn’t running for President, and if he were, he’d be a Republican.
On Thursday, author Matt Stoller tweeted:
“Democratic insiders know Biden has cognitive decline issues. They joke about it. They don’t care.”
Glenn Greenwald, co-founder of The Intercept, agreed with Stoller, adding,
“The steadfast insistence on the part of Dems to just pretend this isn’t true and hope it somehow goes away is a staggering exercise in self-delusion.”
Waters was then asked about Biden’s frequent gaffes on the campaign trail and whether his mental acuity is a cause of concern.
“Nobody has made more gaffes and told more lies than the president of the United States of America,” she quipped about President Trump. “How dare he talk about somebody’s gaffes?
President Trump has repeatedly highlighted Biden‘s gaffes, stating earlier this month the Democrat frontrunner doesn’t know “what office he’s running for.”
“Sleepy Joe doesn’t know where he is, or what he’s doing,” the president wrote on Twitter March 3rd. “Honestly, I don’t think he even knows what office he’s running for!” Biden has indeed mistaken the state he has campaigned in on multiple occasions.
President Trump’s jab came one day after his rally in Charlotte, North Carolina, in which he mocked Biden for erroneously urging supporters to vote for him on “Super Thursday.”
“Tomorrow, voters in states across the nation for Super Tuesday — not Super Thursday. Oh, he said Super Thursday! You can’t do these things. Can you imagine if I said Super Thursday? I would be over, right? I would be over,” the president said.