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Biden blasts Sen. Rick Scott for calling him ‘incapacitated and confused’

NEW YORK POST – President Biden returned fire Tuesday at Sen. Rick Scott, saying the Florida Republican “has a problem” when asked about Scott’s assertion that the president is mentally incapacitated and should resign to help fix soaring inflation.

CBS News reporter Ed O’Keefe asked about Scott after Biden made a series of gaffes during White House remarks on inflation. At one point, Biden misidentified Scott’s home state as Wisconsin and stated that Democrats “control all three branches of government.”

Quoting a statement released by Scott ahead of Biden’s speech, O’Keefe began:

“Earlier today, anticipating your remarks, [Scott] said and I’m just quoting here, that the best thing, ‘most effective thing Joe Biden can do to solve the inflation crisis he created is resign. He’s the problem.”

“Resign? That’s a good idea,” Biden scoffed.

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O’Keefe continued,

“The senator added later, ‘Joe Biden is unwell, he’s unfit for office, he’s incoherent, incapacitated and confused.’ These are his words. I’m offering you a chance to respond to that.”

Biden said, “I think the man has a problem.”

Scott, chairman of the Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee, tweeted shortly afterward, “The president just said I’m from Wisconsin… @JoeBiden is so incapacitated and incoherent, he can’t even keep his states straight.”

In a subsequent interview on Fox News reacting to Biden’s remarks, Scott said the president “took no responsibility” for inflation “and he has no plan.”

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Scott told host Harris Faulkner:

“We have 8.5% inflation. We’ve got the highest gas prices ever. We’ve got low labor participation. We’ve got a GDP that is declining. We’ve got mortgage rates skyrocketing. We’ve got a stock market going down.” 

“So, he doesn’t have ideas. He was confusing. He put up no ideas [for] what he was going to get done.”

Republicans routinely attack Biden’s mental fitness for office. The commander-in-chief turns 80 in November and already is the oldest-ever US president … READ MORE. 

 

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