President Biden is coming under fire on the world stage after defending his mental clarity in a surprise press conference while confusing the leaders of Mexico and Egypt, international headlines show.
"Joe Biden’s confusion-in-chief: rage of ‘elderly man with poor memory’ who leads free world," reads a headline from The Australian.
Biden held a press conference Thursday evening where he fielded questions from the media regarding his mental clarity, memory, and age following Special Counsel Robert Hur's report on Biden's handling of classified documents. Amid Biden defending his mental state, he confused Egyptian President Abdel Fatah El-Sisi as the "president of Mexico," sparking concern stateside as well as abroad.
"Biden hits back at memory loss claims in fiery speech before making another glaring gaffe," The Mirror, a UK outlet, stated.
Hur had carried out a months-long investigation into Biden's possession of classified documents, ultimately deciding against criminally charging the president.
"We conclude that no criminal charges are warranted in this matter," the report, released Thursday, states. "We would reach the same conclusion even if the Department of Justice policy did not foreclose criminal charges against a sitting president."
The special counsel also described Biden as "a sympathetic, well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory," with the president later that day holding a press conference to address concerns surrounding his mental clarity.
Stateside, conservative lawmkakers and critics lambasted the president for the press conference gaffes, and they expressed concern over him leading the nation.
Rep. Wesley Hunt, R-Texas, asked, "Let me get this straight. Biden is too cognitively impaired to be charged with a crime, but he’s not too cognitively impaired to be the Commander-in-Chief?"
Popular conservative account "End Wokeness" remarked, "The Biden DOJ is not charging Joe Biden, because he is too mentally unwell to be accountable for his crimes. Yes, that is their defense. This is the man with the nuclear codes."
Internationally, outlets hammered Biden for the press conference and the findings in Hur's report.... (Read more)
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