COGNITIVE DECLINE: Joe Biden’s Handlers Push Reporters Out of Hardware Store After Trying to Ask the President Questions
President Joe Biden dropped in on the W.S. Jenks & Son hardware store in Washington DC for a brief visit and remarks on Tuesday afternoon.
Biden spoke to the store owners about the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), an emergency fund that W.S. Jenks & Son applied for and received in February because it has fewer than 20 employees. The funding allowed employees at high risk for COVID-19 to stay home while still getting paid.
Founded in 1866, W.S. Jenks & Son bills itself as “Washington’s oldest and most complete source for tools, hardware, machinery, lawn and garden care, and home improvement.”
Following Biden’s remarks at the store, reporters on site attempted to ask him questions but were quickly shooed out by his handlers. They can be heard in the video below talking over the reporters and saying “We’re gonna move out, thank you!” and “Let’s go, you guys. Come on. Thank you guys.”
It’s almost certain that they’re trying to keep the obvious cognitive decline of the president hidden as much as possible. Biden has not held a single press conference during his seven weeks in the White House. The COVID-19 pandemic, however, has provided his staff with easy excuses to limit his appearances and the intrusions of reporters. It’s doubtful they can keep it up forever, though. Even left-wing biases won’t prevent some reporters from seeking answers about Biden’s lack of transparency and availability if this drags on for too long.