Biden campaign tries to address aging issues with notecards and shorter stairs

By Jen Krausz on
 July 27, 2023

NBC News reported on Monday that President Joe Biden's campaign is taking steps to minimize the public's notice of his age, including having him use a much shorter set of stairs when he boards Air Force One as well as having him employ notecards to remember points he wants to make in speeches.

A congressional Democrat told the network they got a lot of messages after Biden tripped over a sandbag last month during a military event. "I mean, my phone was blowing up. People are like, ‘Oh, this is so bad,’” they said.

A Western European diplomat told them he seemed physically frail and noted that a second term from ages 82 to 86 was "really old by European standards. Really, really old. We don’t have anyone that age.”

NBC News also said the campaign was making the print on Biden's teleprompter extra large and may be skipping state dinners in order to get more rest and avoid late nights.

Of course, it is the mainstream press, so the network couldn't resist saying that Republicans were "eager to pounce on every miscue."

But even that level of reporting is much more honest than they've been to this point, which may be a signal that the press is getting ready to throw him under the bus if it turns out he really was taking payouts from foreign countries and giving them favorable policies in return.