Joe Biden is the unquestioned Democrat Party frontrunner for the presidential nomination.
But the former Vice President is staring down the barrel of a major crisis.
And Joe Biden may have to end his campaign because of his scary health issue.
Joe Biden’s gaffes are becoming a dominant storyline around his presidential campaign.
While Biden maintains his lead in the polls, his post announcement bounce receded and other candidates such as Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are gaining ground.
Biden just isn’t making gaffes.
Former Vice President Biden routinely confuses where he is speaking, what state he is in, forgets Barack Obama’s name and misremembers important dates in American history such as when Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy were assassinated.
This leads many Americans to fear age is catching up with the former Vice President and that his campaign is trying to hide his declining mental health.
And one bombshell story from the campaign trail is leading many voters to fear the worst about Biden’s mental health.
During a campaign swing through New Hampshire, Biden wove a dramatic tale of American military sacrifice and heroism where the former Vice President described visiting Afghanistan and pinning a medal on the chest of a soldier that thought he did not deserve the honor.
The Washington Post’s Matt Viser and Greg Jaffe reported on the scene:
Joe Biden painted a vivid scene for the 400 people packed into a college meeting hall. A four-star general had asked the then-vice president to travel to Konar province in Afghanistan, a dangerous foray into “godforsaken country” to recognize the remarkable heroism of a Navy captain.
Some told him it was too risky, but Biden said he brushed off their concerns.
“We can lose a vice president,” he said. “We can’t lose many more of these kids. Not a joke.”
The Navy captain, Biden recalled Friday night, had rappelled down a 60-foot ravine under fire and retrieved the body of an American comrade, carrying him on his back. Now the general wanted Biden to pin a Silver Star on the American hero who, despite his bravery, felt like a failure.
“He said, ‘Sir, I don’t want the damn thing!’ ” Biden said, his jaw clenched and his voice rising to a shout. “ ‘Do not pin it on me, Sir! Please, Sir. Do not do that! He died. He died!’ ”
But Viser and Jaffe did their own investigation into Biden’s story and found that, according to interviews, every single aspect of the story Biden told was false.
Biden visited Konar province in 2008 as a U.S. senator, not as vice president. The service member who performed the celebrated rescue that Biden described was a 20-year-old Army specialist, not a much older Navy captain. And that soldier, Kyle J. White, never had a Silver Star, or any other medal, pinned on him by Biden. At a White House ceremony six years after Biden’s visit, White stood at attention as President Barack Obama placed a Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest award for valor, around his neck.
Was Biden just flat out lying?
Or was he conflating details from different stories due to a faulty memory caused by old age.
This is a serious question and the wrong answer could bring down Joe Biden’s presidential campaign.
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