Stephanopoulos, a former aide to President Bill Clinton, posed this sentiment to Psaki during an interview with her on ABC’s news program “This Week.”
Jen Psaki and George Stephanopoulos discuss a troubling new Biden poll showing that most Americans are “questioning the president’s mental capability”. pic.twitter.com/ws9E8jt8b9
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) February 27, 2022
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Stephanopoulos: ‘A majority in our recent poll out this morning even question the president’s mental capacity.’
Stephanopoulos, who retold a story that Russian President Vladimir Putin was mentally unstable, also set fire to the White House segment.
Stephanopoulos said, “The president is approaching his State of the Union in a pretty difficult political position right now, 37% approval rating, Democrats trailing badly in the midterm polling.”
Stephanopoulos then addressed Biden’s “mental capacity.”
“A majority in our recent poll out this morning even question the president’s mental capacity,” Stephanopoulos said. “How is he going to turn that around on Tuesday night? And how much has his State of the Union been changed by this war in Ukraine?”
Psaki dodged the question. She merely previewed Biden’s address. She didn’t receive any pushback from Stephanopoulos.
Psaki replied, “You know, George, from covering State of the Unions for some time, that it is about delivering a message to the public at a moment in time. If you think back to the time President Obama delivered his first State of the Union it was in the midst of the most severe financial crisis of our generation. When President Bush gave his first State of the Union, it was shortly after 9/11.”
Stephanopoulos gave Psaki the freedom to disregard the Biden mental capability question. https://t.co/rJ4GDf6hlH
— Gary Weiss (@gary_weiss) February 28, 2022
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Psaki Claims Biden Is A Strong Leader
Psaki then touted Biden’s leadership abilities.
“Leaders lead during crises,” Psaki said. “That’s exactly what President Biden is doing. He’ll speak to that, but he’s also going to speak about his optimism about what’s ahead and what we all have to look forward to.”