Biden slammed for ‘scary’ long pause when asked if first lady supports 2024 run: ‘Keeps getting worse’

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President Joe Biden has come under fire from social media after responding with an extended hiatus when asked in an interview if first lady Dr. Jill Biden would support him running for office again in 2024.

“Dr. Biden with that?” Jonathan Kephart from MSNBC Biden asked About 2024 in a clip broadcast on Friday. Biden then paused and looked at the ground, prompting Kephart to follow up with “Mr. President?”

“Dr. Biden thinks so, my wife thinks so,” Biden said before stopping again. “That we’re doing something very important, and I shouldn’t give up on it.”

The clip received critical attention on social media, including from Republican National Committee President Rona McDaniel, who described the exchange as “scary.”

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President Biden paused when MSNBC asked him if First Lady Jill Biden wanted him to run again.
(MSNBC/Jonathan Keyphart)

“What a mess,” Cassandra MacDonald, News Editor at Timcast wrote.

“I think a short nap,” radio host Mark Davis wrote in a tweet.

“It looks like Joe Biden is sleeping legitimately during this interview,” Outkick founder Clay Travis wrote on Twitter. “It’s getting worse.”

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President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden walk toward Air Force One on August 8, 2022.

President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden walk toward Air Force One on August 8, 2022.
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“Look forward to the fact-checkers trying to explain this,” Fox News contributor Katie Pavlish wrote on Twitter.

Before being asked about Dr. Biden’s position on his bid for president again, the 79-year-old said he had “not made this formal decision” but that “I intend to run again.”

Biden added that he had “time to make that decision.”

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First Lady Dr. Jill Biden speaks at Columbia Medical Center School of Nursing on September 21, 2022.

First Lady Dr. Jill Biden speaks at Columbia Medical Center School of Nursing on September 21, 2022.
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she was I mentioned earlier this week That Dr. Biden tore down senior White House officials and demanded answers after the president’s last solo press conference in January when he ignored a hint to end his comments and no one stepped in.

The report drew heavy criticism from Republicans, including Representative Ronnie Jackson, the former White House physician, who accused the first lady and senior White House staff of “running a cover-up to protect their personal interest.” Jackson also targeted the president’s cognitive status.

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Survey of 1206 registered voters Conducted by Fox News Last week showed that more than half (54%) will vote for someone else besides President Biden in 2024 while a third (33%) will reelect Biden.

The White House He did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Fox News Digital.

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