Anonymous sources reportedly close to President Biden have allegedly witnessed “15 or 20 occasions in the last year and a half” similar to what the country saw at last week’s presidential debate, when he appeared vacant, unable to enunciate his words, and confused.

“These are people, several of them who are very close to President Biden who loved him, have supported him and among them are some people who would raise a lot of money for him. And they are adamant that what we saw the other night, the Joe Biden we saw, is not a one-off, that there have been 15, 20 occasions in the last year and a half when the president has appeared somewhat as he did in that horror show that we witnessed,” CNN’s Carl Bernstein told Anderson Cooper Monday night, referring to the debate.

“And what’s so significant is the people that this is coming from, and also how many people around the president are aware of such incidents, including some reporters incidentally who have witnessed some of them,” said the famed reporter, whose claim to fame was helping expose then-President Richard Nixon and the Watergate scandal as a cub reporter for the Washington Post.

Referencing Biden’s gaslighting address to the nation in response to the Supreme Court immunity ruling involving the Trump legal cases Monday, Bernstein added, “But here we see tonight, that, as these people say, President Biden at his absolute best, and yet these people who have supported him, loved him, campaigned for him, see him often, say that in the last six months particularly there has been a marked incidence of cognitive decline and physical infirmity.”

But to many others, Biden’s appearance during his Monday evening remarks was more of the same that they saw during his Thursday debate: Stumbling to find words, vacant, and at times incoherent. In the meantime, the 80-year-old veteran journalist claimed that his sources warned top Biden ally Ron Klain about instances where the president has “lost his train of thought” and “can’t pick it up again” over the past year.

“There was a fundraiser at which he started at the podium. And then he became very stiff, according to the people there, as if it were almost a kind of rigor mortis,” Bernstein said. “This was a year ago almost exactly at the old Four Seasons restaurant on Park Avenue. And he became very stiff and a chair had to be brought for him to do the latter part of the event.”

“I think that what these folks are saying and have been saying for a while is, ‘Yes, he’s great when we see him, as we have tonight. But he also has these inexplicable moments that we’re very concerned about and you, Ron Klain, and the First Family, we need to talk about this.’ And they’ve been pushed back repeatedly whenever it’s been brought up,” he continued.

While Bernstein said his sources insist Biden has been “sharp” in his national security meetings, he suggested the country is “dealing with two sets of one person.” He added: “And it really needs to be explored, according to the people I’m talking to. And I think an awful lot of major Democrats believe this, including some who have made statements to the contrary. But this is a problem that’s not going to go away.”


During the debate, Biden claimed that no American military personnel had died under his watch. But this statement is untrue as over a dozen soldiers died during the withdrawal from Afghanistan, and three American soldiers were killed in a drone strike in Jordan in January. In response to Biden’s comments, the family of a service member killed in Afghanistan during the withdrawal spoke out.

Among those killed was Staff Sgt. Darin Taylor Hoover, who was killed in action on August 26, 2021. His parents spoke out after President Biden, during the debate, claimed that he is the “only president this century, this decade, that doesn’t have any troops dying anywhere in the world.” He also said that “when he [Trump] was president, they were still killing people in Afghanistan. And he didn’t do anything about that,” ignoring the August 26 disaster of his own making.

Darin Hoover, the father, spoke to Fox News Digital after the debate. He said, “I knew Afghanistan was going to come up sooner or later.” He continued shredding Biden, adding: “You know, the stumbling, bumbling buffoon that we have in the White House had the audacity to say that under his watch that no military members have died.”

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