Jill Biden, wife of presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, claimed during a Fox News interview on Tuesday that her husband was “anything but” incompetent as attacks have increased over questions about her husband’s fitness for office.
“One of the things President Trump and his campaign have questioned is your husband’s cognitive abilities,” host Dana Perino said.
Perino then played a clip of President Donald Trump’s recent interview with Fox News anchor Chris Wallace where Trump said, “Biden can’t put two sentences together.”
“I say he’s not competent to be president,” Trump continued. “To be president you have to be sharp and tough and so many other things. He doesn’t even come out of his basement.”
When asked about Trump’s comments, Jill Biden responded, “You know, Joe is anything but that characterization. You know we’ve been campaigning; we’ve been listening to the experts, the scientists, and the doctors, and they have told us stay home and be safe, and I think Donald Trump is really about Joe’s age right? I think there’s like two or three years difference.”
Jill Biden later claimed without evidence that her husband is not on the political left, saying that he’s “a moderate” despite her husband’s own words that he could “go down as one of the most progressive presidents in American history.”
“You know, Joe’s a moderate. And that doesn’t mean that his ideas aren’t progressive and bold and forward-thinking, but he’s, he’s not someone who’s left, he’s not someone who’s right, he’s a moderate, and that’s who he’s always been,” Jill Biden claimed. “You know, I think Joe has a really strong vision of where he wants to take this country, and he has a strategy and a plan and whether it’s on climate change or education or the economy, Joe knows where he is going and what he wants to do.”
In an in-depth profile piece last fall, Joe Biden was described as a “firm leftist” despite his attempts to portray himself as a moderate or a centrist.
“Although Biden now presents himself as a moderate, centrist figure, the totality of his political career, overall, suggests that he is a firm leftist,” The Daily Wire reported. “Biden has dabbled at times in moderation, including previous support for tough-on-crime legislation and his longstanding stance that he is ‘personally pro-life’ despite his support of legalized abortion. However, he has long been a progressive on legal issues, economic issues, and foreign policy issues, and even preempted President Obama’s ‘evolution’ when, in 2012, he confirmed that he was ‘absolutely comfortable’ with same-sex marriage.”