The White House live feed was shut down on Wednesday after President Joe Biden asked to take questions during a virtual discussion he had with House Democrats.
The video clip below has since gone viral, hitting a staggering 1.6 million views by Thursday morning.
Newsweek reported on the video:
During the session from the White House briefing room on Wednesday, Biden had urged fellow Democrats to make the case for the COVID relief package to their constituents.
At the end of the speech, Biden said: “I’m happy to take questions, if that’s what I’m supposed to do Nance,” referring to the House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who had introduced him at the start of his address.
“Whatever you want me to do,” he added, looking ready to field questions. But then the feed abruptly ended and a graphic of the White House appeared on screen.
The reason this is getting so much attention is because there have been rumors for quite a long time that Biden is suffering from cognitive decline. Many gaffes were put out by Biden during the campaign, including times where he forgot the question he was answering, mumbled incoherently to himself, and all sorts of weird stuff.
Lots of folks have noted that he hasn’t had a solo press conference yet in his presidency. That’s 42 days at this point. Believe it or not, that’s historic. Most presidents have already had at least one by this time in their administration.
Are Democrats trying to hide Biden’s cognitive decline? It’s very possible.