Media Attacks Biden’s Aides For Not Covering For Him

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( – On a recent Wednesday episode of “Morning Joe,” co-host Mika Brzezinski expressed frustration at the Secret Service and President Biden’s staff for not adequately protecting him from situations that could exacerbate concerns about his age, such as stumbling or appearing disoriented on stage.

During this discussion on MSNBC, Brzezinski, along with co-host Joe Scarborough, touched on the potential implications of Biden’s advancing age on the 2024 presidential election. While acknowledging these concerns, Brzezinski particularly criticized Biden’s team for not adequately addressing these age-related worries.

“It’s clear that his staff should be more attuned to his age. Frankly, I believe they could be doing a better job supporting the President… if you are the one managing the president’s engagements and helping him navigate the logistics of getting on and off stages or planes – and let’s not forget he’s 80 – it’s your responsibility to provide support. Ensuring he doesn’t trip over something like a sandbag is the least you can do,” she stated.

Brzezinski’s remarks were triggered by a recent incident in June where Biden tripped publicly during a commencement ceremony at the U.S. Air Force Academy. The White House reassured that Biden was “absolutely fine” after he stumbled over a sandbag on the stage.

Nevertheless, the mishap sparked significant online attention, with numerous individuals, including some from the mainstream media, voicing concerns over Biden’s age.

Brzezinski went on to accuse Biden’s staff of not fully comprehending the damaging effects such incidents have on public perception.

“It’s on the staff to prevent these occurrences. These are the incidents that could hurt him. They will be replayed repeatedly. Allow him to focus on his duties. Let him deliver his speeches, work on policy, and leverage his unique connections in Congress,” she asserted.

She even drew from her personal experiences, mentioning that she often feels “unsettled” when giving speeches and can relate to feeling lost.

“Do a more effective job. We cannot afford to have the President tripping or seeming confused being circulated in the media. His age is a factor and it’s crucial that the staff ensure he navigates his engagements smoothly. He can manage his presidential duties. The staff should manage his itinerary and logistics,” she added.

A May poll from Quinnipiac University showed that 65% of registered voters, including 41% of Democrats, believe Biden is too old to serve as president in 2024.

Moreover, Biden has had several public falls since the start of his administration. In March 2021, he notably tripped while climbing the stairs of Air Force One, and in 2022, he went viral for falling off his bike.

“It’s infuriating,” concluded Brzezinski.

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