Former Fox News host Brit Hume says Vice President Joe Biden “is getting senile.”
Appearing on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” Tuesday, Hume commented a series of slip-ups and outbursts by Biden, 77, saying, “like so many people his age, is losing his memory and is getting senile.”
“I don’t think there’s any doubt about this,” Hume, 76, said. “I have traces of this myself. I know what it feels like. Sometimes you’re confused, sometimes you can’t remember, ‘What are you supposed to do the next morning?’ And I’m not running for president — and it’s probably a good thing I’m not.”
Hume noted that Biden has a long history of gaffes over the years, but said this time it’s different. “If you’ve known him long enough, you kind of get used to that and you think they’re kind of funny and they’re just part of who he is and they’re kind of harmless,” he said.
“More recently, however, he’s begun to forget things,” Hume added. “He didn’t know what state he’s in, he couldn’t remember where he was when he met the Parkland [Florida] students, when he said he was in the White House.”
On the campaign trail in New Hampshire, he said he loved it there … in Vermont. And he said, “Poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids.” The list goes on and on.
Hume also commented on the confrontation between Biden and a Michigan auto plant worker over the Second Amendment on Tuesday, in which Biden told the worker he was “full of shit.”
“I’ve known him a long time, and he can sometimes work himself up into kind of a passion in speeches and so on when he was arguing about issues and so on in a debate,” Hume said. “But I don’t remember him exploding at voters like he did in this incident today, and hurling profanity the way he did, telling the guy he was ‘full of spit,’ except he didn’t say ‘spit’. That’s something new.”
Hume warned that Democratic voters and officials busy trying to get rid of Democratic socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders will soon find themselves stuck with a candidate with questionable faculties.
“I think that over time, the danger for him [Biden] and for his party is that he may say something that’s so outlandish and so suggestive that his cognitive faculties have failed him, that Democratic voters are going to say, ‘Oh, my Lord, what have we got here?’” Hume said.