"Jackie, Are You Here?" Top of Mind or Something Else? You Decide

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Dismissed by WH Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre as having the deceased Congresswoman "top of mind" Joe Biden’s most recent oral gaffe during a speech, raises new questions about his cognitive ability

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In case you live in a cave and haven't heard, President Joe Biden recently made another very public oral gaffe. This one, however, might be his worst one yet, for several reasons, not the least of which is the potential trauma to the family of the late Congresswoman Jackie Walorski, who was tragically killed in an automobile accident over a month ago.

If you still are unfamiliar with the story, we will fill you in.

Recently, while presiding at a food insecurity event, President Joe Biden began calling out into the crowd, appearing to be looking for Republican Representative Jackie Walorski. He was reciting a list of all of the bipartisan pundits who had worked tirelessly to champion the cause, and this included the name of the late Congresswoman. Video of the relevant part of his speech as well as the WH Press Secretary’s answers can be seen below.

Under other circumstances, this gesture of reaching out across the aisle for some bipartisan support would be a great thing, except for one problem, Rep. Walorski was recently killed in a tragic automobile accident – a well-publicized factoid that the President could not have been unaware of.

Of course, it's not the fact that the President mentioned her name that caused the stir. As you saw in the video, The President is seen repeatedly calling out to her, and then, after appearing to ask others if she was there, Biden declares, he thought she was there, but she must not be there.

When asked repeatedly by numerous members of the White House Press Corps, Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre replied by repeatedly saying:

"The president was naming the congressional champions on this issue and was acknowledging her incredible work...she was on his mind."
Another reporter clarified the confusion: "I think we all get why she's top of mind. You've made that case pretty effectively... I think the confusing part is why, if she is top of mind, does the president think she is living and in the room?"
"I don't find that confusing," Jean-Pierre replied. "Sometimes when you have someone top of mind, they are top of mind... Look, he was at an event. You all saw, you all watched, that's why you're asking about it... Again, he's going to see her family in just two days, and she was on top of mind. That is not an unusual scenario there."
"I have John Lennon top of mind just about every day, but I'm not looking around for him," one reporter quipped.
"When you sign a bill for John Lennon as president, then we can have this conversation," Jean-Pierre shot back.
"Karine, these moments of confusion are happening at an increased frequency. Americans are watching this and having concerns. What do you say to that? This is a legitimate question, we need to have some answers," one reporter yelled after Jean-Pierre repeated that line to several of her colleagues. "We're asking about the mental fitness of the president. This is a valid question."

Of course, there was no valid response to that.

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