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Democrats Rush To Defend Biden As President Displays Cognitive Decline

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden walk in the Normandy American Cemetery following a ceremony to mark the 80th anniversary of D-Day, Thursday, June 6, 2024, in Normandy. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

MSNBC contributor Steve Schmidt joined Democrats in an effort to defend Joe Biden’s appearance last week in Normandy, where observers noted several incidents that they said suggested cognitive decline for Biden.

On social media, Schmidt touted the president’s on-stage remarks as “powerful” and “historic.” He also took the opportunity to belittle political opponent Donald Trump, whom Schmidt campaigned against as founder of the anti-Trump Lincoln Project in 2019.

“Joe Biden’s D-Day speech was his finest moment as president of the United States on a public stage. He didn’t look old or tired,” Schmidt wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter. “This is how President Biden must appear in public. He is the American commander in chief, running against a small and petty man who is unworthy of the greatness of America.”

Other Biden supporters also touted the president’s feeble performance in France. Tennessee Democrat Chris Jackson called Biden’s visit a “successful week of diplomatic engagements.”

“The United States is in great hands with President Biden and Dr. Biden representing us on the world stage,” Jackson posted on X.

In a series of tweets, White House Deputy Communications Director Herbie Ziskend called Biden’s D-Day speech “strong and forceful” and remarked that the president’s visit showcased “American leadership on the world stage.”

These comments stand in stark contrast to the wide perception of Biden’s acuity. Thousands of social media users expressed concerns over Biden’s confused and disoriented appearance throughout his visit to France.

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