Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) essentially agreed Tuesday night with the baseless claims by Fox News host Sean Hannity that President Joe Biden “struggles cognitively,” claiming that foreign leaders think in themselves – same as the chair is used as a “puppet.” “
Hannity, a close confidant of former President Donald Trump, has long peddled plots about Biden’s mental health and fitness, spending the majority of the 2020 presidential campaign portraying the current White House occupant as senile .
In recent weeks, Hannity has openly questioned the president’s cognitive abilities, citing reports that Vice President Kamala Harris has held calls with international leaders as evidence of Biden’s supposed decline, even going so far as to say that “It’s getting a little scary”.
Interviewing Rubio on his prime-time Fox News show Tuesday night, Hannity started hitting that drum again while wondering aloud if the Florida senator was okay with him.
“Let’s start with a guy we knew four or ten years ago. Or the guy who debated Paul Ryan, ”Hannity noted, referring to Biden’s vice presidential debate in 2012.
“I see a dramatic and significant decline,” the Fox star continued. “He looks weak, frail and obviously has cognitive difficulties. Senator, if I am – if you don’t agree, tell me I’m wrong.
The Republican lawmaker, for what it’s worth, didn’t tell Hannity he was wrong.
“Well, I’ll tell you what else it reveals, it reveals the hypocrisy,” Rubio replied. “I remember Rick Perry was torn and ridiculed by the press for not remembering something during a debate. I myself have been torn in a debate because I have repeated the same thing three times. It’s just a full double standard. “
After recapping his highlights from the 2016 presidential primary debate, Rubio then suggested that the cable news host was correct in his medical diagnosis of the White House occupant.
“I also think we need to understand something,” said the senator. “If you’re a foreign leader and you watch this stuff, they’re going to do their own assessments of what they think they can do.”
“Are they dealing with a weak leader? Are they dealing with someone who is out of control? Rubio added. “Is he just an instrument and a puppet for the uncontrollable radical madness of the far left in his party, and they are just using this presidency to achieve these things that they have always tried to do?”
Concluding his assessment, Rubio concluded: “I even remember the President of Mexico, I believe it was today, there is no way they would leave this meeting feeling like they were dealing with a strong leader. ”
The meeting Rubio mentioned took place on Monday, not Tuesday.
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