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Brit Hume: Biden ‘Clearly Deteriorating,’ ‘Clearly Senile,’ Might Not Finish Term

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September 3, 2008 CREDIT: Toni L. Sandys / TWP Saint Paul, MN Brit Hume, anchor of "Special Report with Brit Hume" on Fox News prepares for his show before the Republican National Convention at the Xcel Energy Center on September 3, 2008 .
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Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume said this week that President Joe Biden is “clearly deteriorating” and “clearly senile.” He also called into question if POTUS will even be able to finish out this term.

Hume made the comments after it was announced that Biden would be running for a second term. The senior political analyst didn’t buy it, calling the proclamation “political.”

“I don’t think it’s at all clear that he intends to run again, but I do think as a political matter, you have to say that,” Hume said on “Special Report,” Mediaite reported.

If Biden were to admit he’s not running again, he becomes a lame duck, “and lame duck presidents don’t do well,” added Hume.

Expanding on the matter, Hume said Biden wouldn’t “be in any condition” to run again, anyway, and called into question Biden’s ability to even finish this term.

“In fact, I think the thing we have to watch is the question of whether he serves out his first term,” Hume said of the president. “He’s clearly deteriorating, he’s clearly senile, and his health is — despite his doctor’s claims to the contrary — you know, when you’re falling downstairs and so on, as he did climbing the stairs to Air Force One, that’s worrisome.”

Last month, Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-TX), a former White House physician who served under former Presidents George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump, said Biden, now 79 years old, has “age-related cognitive decline” and is not “mentally fit” to serve as president.

“All I know is that he’s got age-related cognitive decline, right. He is not mentally fit right now,” Jackson said on the podcast, the Washington Examiner reported. “You don’t need to be a physician to look at him and to look at his behavior and some of the other stuff, just the way he shuffles away, stares off into space.”

“I know what that job entails, both physically and mentally, and how demanding it is. And I can tell you right now, I’m 100% sure that Joe Biden is incapable of doing that job,” the doctor added.

Following a fumbling speech from Biden back in August, Jackson posted critical commentary of the president. “That was embarrassing,” he tweeted. “There is something so obviously wrong with Biden’s cognitive fitness it was hard to watch. He should NOT remain President for another SECOND. We deserve better – MUCH better.”

Jackson also ridiculed the media’s double standard in treatment toward Trump compared to how they treat Biden, the Examiner outlined:

The first-term lawmaker said the event showed how the media and Democrats have a double standard when judging presidents. He viewed Trump as strong-minded but convinced him to take a cognitive test to quiet critics. He said Trump answered all questions correctly.

But when he called for the same thing for Biden, he was assailed.

Related: ‘Age-Related Cognitive Decline’: Former WH Doctor Talks Biden, Says Obama Wrote Him ‘Scathing’ Email Over ‘Betrayal’

Related: Physician GOP Senator Wants Annual Senility Tests For Aging Politicians

Related: Obama’s WH Doctor: Biden’s ‘Cognitive Decline Is On Full Display,’ Must Be Forced Out Immediately

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