Joe Biden’s Deputy Campaign Manager Kate Bedingfield tried to set the record straight on what the former Vice President meant when answering a question about cognitive testing.
On Tuesday, Fox News journalist Doug McKelway asked the 77-year-old nominee if he has “been tested” for “cognitive decline”, following some speculation over his many gaffes.
“Some have speculated that you are subject to some degree of cognitive decline. I’m 65, I don’t have word reciliation that I use to have. I forget my train of thought from time to time. You got 12 years on me, sir. Have you been tested for some degree of cognitive decline?” McKelway asked.
Joe Biden replied: “I’ve been tested. I’ve been constantly tested.”
“Look. All you gotta do is watch me. And I can hardly wait to compare my cognitive capability to the cognitive capability of the man I’m running against,” he added, before quickly leaving the podium to exit.
When pressed about the remarks on Friday, Kate Bedingfield claimed that Biden meant that he’s been tested by his opponents on the campaign trail.
“First of all he’s been tested every single day that he’s been on the campaign trail,” Bedingfield told Fox News host Bill Hemmer. “He went through twelve debates in the Democratic primary, he defeated 25 other candidates to become the Democratic nominee.”
Bill Hemmer interrupted and asked, “Just to be clear, this wasn’t a mental test that he took, right? You’re talking about being tested in life?”
“Being tested, being out on the campaign trail every day running for President of the United States,” Bedingfield confirmed. Video Below
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