Sky News Australia host Andrew Bolt spoke with psychiatrist Tanveer Ahmed on his show and discussed Ahmed’s take on the cognitive condition of the leader of the free world.
Bolt showed viewers a clip of Biden completely losing his train of thought during a public speech.
Regarding last week’s town hall, Bolt said, “for a lot of the time … there was no real trouble, no real trouble. He was answering fluently — for him. But you couldn’t ignore moments like these for instance.”
Bolt then played a video of Biden absolutely fumbling an answer.
“You get the feeling he’s almost just hanging on — which can be a feature of dementia,” Ahmed said.
He noted Biden exhibits some symptoms of dementia such as “short term recall, losing track of your thoughts” and “confabulating.”
“The other problem with Joe Biden,” he said, “is, you know, it is probably steadily getting worse in the last sort of 12, 18 months and that is a feature of dementia where you’re kind of seeing a steady, gradual decline … I don’t think it’s unreasonable to raise these questions.”
“For the most part, there’s no problem at all, he’s talking fine, then suddenly boom, the memory goes,” Bolt said. “With early dementia, for instance, are you actually fine, is your judgment still perfectly OK once you get back your train of thought, you know, you recollect, ‘Oh yeah, that’s where I was going?’ Or are you really not quite up to the job?”
Do you believe Biden is fit to serve as the president?
“Depends what stage of it is,” Ahmed replied. “In terms of trying to take in the complex concepts and taking in large amounts of information which a president would be expected to do, that would be extremely difficult for him.”