Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is in trouble: The last time he hosted a press conference was more than 80 days ago; he is avoiding media and, when he does participate in interviews, he is still committing gaffes.
Now, even Democrats are starting to whisper that they may not have chosen the best candidate to take on President Trump, according to the Hill’s Joe Concha.
As the Western Journal reports, Concha told “Fox & Friends” co-host Steve Doocy that “a lot of Democrats” have expressed complaints about Biden’s “mental acuity.”
“A lot of Democrats will tell you, at least privately, that he does not have the mental acuity that he even had a couple of years ago and this is a candidate that simply would not able to withstand the type of press conferences that the current president has, as far as them going on for an hour, an hour and a half, taking questions with multiple outlets with no ground rules attached,” Concha said during the interview.
Biden is participating in some interviews, but Concha argued he’s being selective.
He’s not being challenged and he’s not participating in enough rallies to convince even his supporters that he can withstand the media pressure that would come with being the president.
“It’s a lot easier … to have, say, a handpicked interview, where you have ground rules for interviews, with certain outlets that may be friendly to your candidate, as opposed to having a press conference which Mr. Biden has not done for 80 days,” Concha explained.
This week, Biden agreed to participate in three televised presidential debates.
These will give each candidate an opportunity to challenge the other on-stage, with the world watching.
This could also put Biden into a position where he could face tough and challenging questions. But, Biden campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillon said her candidate is ready.
“While I know no formal debate invitation will be issued to Joe Biden or Donald Trump until after the Party Conventions and the CPD’s invitation process, I wanted to set forth our views on how the Commission should proceed with planning for the fall debates,” Dillon wrote in a letter to the Commission on Presidential Debates, as the Western Journal reports.
“First, once formally invited, Vice President Biden will accept and participate in the Commission’s planned Presidential candidates’ debates for September 29, October 15, and October 22; his running mate will participate in the Vice Presidential candidates’ debate set for October 7,” she continued.
Adding: “We hope that President Trump and Vice President Pence will similarly indicate their willingness to participate.”
Breitbart News reports Trump wanted to hold more debates, but the Biden team refused.