President Donald Trump and his campaign have been questioning vice president Joe Biden’s mental state, pointing to the slew of gaffes the former vice president has committed and the memory loss he appears to have suffered in his 78 years.
President Trump recently took a swipe at Biden’s memory at his Tulsa rally, saying “It’s going to happen to all of us someday. Does anybody get that yet? Yeah.”
During an appearance on Fox News, Senator Marco Rubio (R) was asked about Biden’s potential memory loss after he forgot that he was in on a meeting with President Obama and others about conversations that former national security advisor Michael Flynn had with then-Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.
Biden denied being involved in any probe that involved Flynn, but newly-released documents contradict Biden’s claim.
Sen. Rubio stated that “if all this proves to be true, then there is only two things to conclude from,” adding that Biden was either “suffering from severe memory loss, or that “he’s not being honest, he’s lying.”
Rubio reiterated the potential memory loss dig at Biden, saying that “either he’s got memory loss, or he’s not telling the truth, neither one of those is good.”
When asked if he was referring to Trump’s suggestion” that there is a decline in Biden,” Rubio said the following:
“I’m referring to the fact that if he, this in fact happened, and there is evidence of it. If Biden says that ‘ I can’t remember,’ he’s either lying or he’s’ honestly trying to remember, then he has memory loss on something that important.”
Rubio added, “the physical and mental fitness of every candidate is on display in every campaign, That’s a legitimate thing that people want to know and judge. I’ll allow voters to make that decision.”
Here is what Biden said:
“I know nothing about those moves to investigate Michael Flynn”
But when questioned about the meeting on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” Biden said this:
“I thought you asked me whether or not I had anything to do with him being prosecuted, I’m sorry.”
“I was aware that they had asked for an investigation, but that’s all I know about it and I don’t think anything else.”
But while Team Trump is pushing Biden’s apparent slow down or memory loss, Republicans haven’t been the only ones questioning the elder statesman’s memory.
At a debate early on in the Democratic presidential primary race, Biden said that Americans had to buy into Obamacare, but then reversed course when then-candidate Julian Castro questioned his healthcare plan
After Biden said, “they do not have to buy in,” a shocked Castro pounced.
“Are you forgetting what you said just two minutes ago? I can’t believe that you said two minutes ago that they had to buy in, and now you are saying they don’t have to buy in,” said Castro “You are forgetting that.”