Twice failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton responded to concerns about President Joe Biden’s mental decline and age by attacking former president Donald Trump and advising Biden to “lean into” his experience.
During an interview on MSNBC with host Alex Wagner, Clinton said:
“I talk to people in the White House all the time, and you know, they know it’s an issue, but as I like to say, look, it’s a legitimate issue.”
Clinton then said it is a “legitimate issue” for Trump, who is three and a half years younger than him.
“I think Biden also should lean into the fact that he’s experienced and that experience is not just in the political arena,” Clinton said.
“It’s like, the stuff of, you know, human experience,” Clinton also said.
Last week, Biden responded to concerns regarding his age following the release of special counsel Robert Hur’s report on his alleged mishandling of classified materials.
The special counsel declined to recommend charges against Biden, stating he is a “well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory.”
“I am for Joe Biden for reelection on the merits,” Clinton also said despite the concerns about his cognitive fitness.
“I think he’s done a really good job as president.”
On Friday, Biden lost his temper after Fox News reporter Peter Doocy questioned his cognitive abilities as he struggled to respond to the special counsel report, which concluded he suffers from poor memory.
“Just how good is your memory, and can you continue as President?”
The question appeared to anger Biden, who shot back at the reporter.
“My memory is so bad that I let you speak,” Biden snapped.
BIDEN: "I'm well-meaning and I'm an elderly man and I know what the hell I'm doing”— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) February 9, 2024
DOOCY: “How bad is your memory”
BIDEN: “My memory is so bad I let you speak” pic.twitter.com/CsFKZVN25y