Biden; “sympathetic old man with poor memory”

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President Biden fiercely defended his cognitive abilities and memory Thursday, in the wake of a special counsel report that offered a scathing assessment of his recollection of key elements of his life and political career.

Biden squarely pushed back on the report’s most eyebrow-raising details, in which special counsel Robert Hur calls Biden “a sympathetic, well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory.” Hur used that assessment to determine that it would be unlikely for a jury to convict Biden for his handling of classified documents.

“I’m well-meaning and I’m an elderly man and I know what the hell I’m doing. I’ve been president, I put this country back on its feet. I don’t need his recommendation,” Biden told reporters in last-minute remarks at the White House.

“My memory’s fine. My memory’s — take a look at what I’ve done since I became president. … How did that happen? I guess I just forgot what was going on,” he said, striking a sarcastic tone during a rare and at times contentious press conference from the Diplomatic Reception Room.

He also firmly pushed back on reporters’ questions over concerns voters have about his age, contending that was a belief held by the media.

He also appeared to get emotional in bashing a part of Hur’s report that claimed he forgot when his son, Beau Biden, had died.


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