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For the first time in over two months, former Vice President Joe Biden appeared in public with wife Jill Biden in recognition of Memorial Day, laying a wreath to honor the fallen at a Delaware war memorial.
Observers may question whether the 77-year-old candidate is no worse for the wear after being locked down in his basement since March 15, as Biden seemed somewhat thinner and even frail.
While wearing a mask, Joe Biden makes his first public appearance in two months to lay a wreath at Veteran's Memorial Park in Delaware on Memorial Day https://t.co/fDCHpb9F9P pic.twitter.com/R3S3AZ8Wwm
— CBS News (@CBSNews) May 25, 2020
The presumptive 2020 Democratic presidential nominee and his wife were wearing distinctively black face masks — Biden completed his ensemble with his signature aviator sunglasses.
Flanked by a protective detail from the Secret Service, Biden told reporters, “it feels good to be out of my house.”
As for the face mask, the media used it as an opportunity to report that President Donald Trump wasn’t wearing a mask Monday as he took part in a wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.
But Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume summed things up well in a tweet on Biden’s decision to wear a mask, prompting a presidential retweet from Trump — which we’ll take as an endorsement.
Hume tweeted: “This might help explain why Trump doesn’t like to wear a mask in public. Biden today.”
This might help explain why Trump doesn’t like to wear a mask in public. Biden today. pic.twitter.com/9l1gw1ljBE
— Brit Hume (@brithume) May 25, 2020
For what it’s worth, it cannot be confirmed, as suggested by Joe “Pags” Pagliarulo, that Biden wore the mask “to stop him from saying something stupid.”
— Joe Pags Pagliarulo (@JoeTalkShow) May 25, 2020
A shorter clip showing Biden and his wife getting back into their SUV prompted a lot of commentary online, as the candidate appeared to be frail. Taking small, measured steps, Biden was holding onto Jill Biden’s hand and seemed a bit off-balanced.
People suffering from dementia often have a certain distinct walk
This is what it looks like: pic.twitter.com/LqYZJOYjzA
— Jewish Deplorable 🇺🇸 (@TrumpJew) May 25, 2020
The response online suggested that a “feeble” looking Biden was shuffling his feet as he walked.
Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:
He does seem frail:https://t.co/oVXbxyJkWr
— Adam Baldwin (@AdamBaldwin) May 25, 2020
Yes. Dementia stricken people have gait issues- feet shuffling
— The E Man🇺🇸 All Fun & games until cops show up (@DETECTIVE4LIFE) May 25, 2020
He looks very feeble
— Brian Craig (@BrianCraigShow) May 26, 2020
Watch closely. Her hands are not just holding his. They are GUIDING him. She forcefully (while holding his hand) makes him turn and to his side of the vehicle.
— natG101 (@natG101) May 25, 2020
Exact same thing with Hillary. She kept falling and face planting into vans like she was wasted. I almost wonder if they’re drugged or chosen because they are weak.
— Allysa’s Knit Mask (@allysasknitmask) May 26, 2020
That’s how my grandpa walked when he was ill.
— HaveSuitcaseWillTravel (@HSWT2020) May 25, 2020
He doesn’t know where he’s going.
— Michelle 💓s Chauncy🐈 (@tailsxphile) May 25, 2020
I see “leading by example” is the assigned counter argument after Biden looked even older and more frail than usual today. pic.twitter.com/MHgAdVJ3Dn
— Get a bigger hat (@OneOfAKindTakes) May 26, 2020
The Left is losing their shit because Brit Hume poked fun at Biden in his mask.
The Left did not lose their shit when Biden told black people who don’t vote for him ‘they ain’t black.’
Yes, everything is stupid. 🙂
— 🇺🇸 The🐰FOO 🇺🇸 (@PolitiBunny) May 25, 2020
Same energy. pic.twitter.com/iM3O7ZLDNl
— Mike LaChance (@MikeLaChance33) May 26, 2020
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