Former ESPN host Sage Steele recalled how interviewing Joe Biden was “the saddest thing” because he “couldn’t finish his sentences” and seemed “confused.”
“He struggled,” Steele said Biden, who “trailed off” on topics even more than two years ago.
“So forget about politics. I don’t care, I didn’t vote for him,” Steele told Bill Maher on his “Club Ransom” podcast Sunday.
The ESPN host then said she thought Biden is “a terrible president.”
“However, that made me sad,” she said of Biden’s confusion.
“The human aspect of what we’re witnessing right now, to me, is heartbreaking,” she added as Biden faced increasing pressure over his age.
Steele said she interviewed Biden in March 2021 for a pre-recorded segment ahead of MLB’s Opening Day
“It was satellite, it wasn’t in person,” she explained, recalling they had technical issues.
“So I had to, like, BS. I had to chitchat, waiting for us to start rolling.”
Steele said she could not see Biden as his handler kept a lens cover over the camera “until the last second, but you can hear, and we’re chitchatting.”
Former ESPN host Sage Steele says that interviewing Joe Biden was “the saddest thing” because he seemed confused and “couldn’t finish his sentences.”— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) October 5, 2023
“His voice just trailed off. He said, ‘I was good,’ and then he went silent, and he goes …, ‘Uh, never mind’.” pic.twitter.com/UaIU1wqoW4
“So I can hear him and he goes, ‘What is this for? Wait — what’s her name?'” Steele recounted, as Maher started laughing.
“I was going, ‘Oh my God!’ And then [an aide] said, ‘SportsCenter, ESPN.’ And he goes, ‘Oh, OK.'”
At that point, Biden began telling the ESPN host of his “football career” when he was a standout halfback and wide receiver in High School.
“And so he started to tell football stories of his greatness,” Steele recounted, noting she still couldn’t see him.
“He goes, ‘I have the best hands.’ What do you say to that?” Steele asked.
“And here’s the saddest thing — his voice just trailed off. He said, ‘I was good,’ and then he went silent, and he goes …, ‘Uh, never mind.'”
“I thought it was so sad because I realized that’s why he was in the basement during the whole election cycle — because even then he couldn’t finish his sentences, he struggled,” Steele said.
On Friday, Maher mocked Biden, describing the president as the “only Democrat who can lose to Trump,” despite having a four-year age difference.
“Someone has to convince President Biden that if he runs again, he’s going to turn the country back over to Trump and go … down in history as Ruth Bader Biden, the person who doesn’t know when to quit and so does great damage to their party and their country,” Maher said, referring to the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
“What matters is voters think Biden’s too old,” he continued.
“What matters is he’s going to lose to Trump.”
Biden’s age and mental issues have become increasingly noticeable over the past few years.s
Podcaster Joe Rogan recently called out Biden’s mental problems, saying said he would rather vote for Donald Trump because the president is “mentally gone.”
Former White House physician Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-TX) warned that Biden’s cognitive decline is leading America and the world into a war.
In a tweet, Jackson warned that Joe Biden’s cognitive decline is bringing the United States closer to an “all-out war.”
Jackson also demanded that Biden take a cognitive test or drop out the 2024 presidential race.
In a letter obtained by The New York Post, Jackson wrote:
“We call on you to either resign immediately and renounce your bid for reelection or submit to a clinically validated cognitive screening assessment and make those results available to the public,” the letter, which is addressed to Biden, says.
“When you first announced your bid to run in the 2020 presidential election, questions and concerns were raised surrounding your cognitive abilities,” the letter says.
“Those concerns have only increased because your mental decline and forgetfulness have become more apparent since you were elected,” the letter adds.
“Over the past two years, public appearances where you shuffle your feet, trip when you walk, slur your words, forget names, lose your train of thought, and appear momentarily confused have become more of a common occurrence,” the letter continues.