Pelosi Defends Biden and Claims Experts Say Trump Has ‘Dementia’

( – While talking with “State of the Union” host Dana Bash on June 30, former House Speaker and California Rep. Nancy Pelosi defended President Joe Biden, brushing off the debate as a “bad night” for the president.

Pelosi’s comments follow the June 27 debate between Biden and former President Donald Trump that has left Democrats questioning Biden’s cognitive abilities following his debate performance, with some calling for him to “step aside for the good of the country.” Democrats are discussing whether Biden should remain in the race, according to Democratic Maryland Rep. Jamie Raskin. Biden’s friend and New York Times columnist, Tom Friedman, said Biden’s debate performance made him “weep” and called for him to drop out.

However, despite Biden’s debate performance, Pelosi claimed that, according to statements she has heard from health care professionals, it is Trump who has “dementia” during the interview. She claimed that Trump “lies” and does not know the truth.

Pelosi stated the residents of California continue to support Biden after his debate performance. She encouraged voters to “move on” from the debate, which she said was “a bad night” for Biden. However, she added that he has had “a great presidency” and went on to list the accomplishments of the Biden administration.

According to Pelosi, those who regularly see Biden “know how attuned he is to the issues” facing Americans.

Pelosi noted that Biden has won the nomination and must “take the ball over the finish line,” stating that there is no process in place if he chooses to step down as the candidate. She added that Biden’s performance would not affect other Democrats on the ballot as Democrats will “definitely” win back control of the House of Representatives in the November election, claiming that Democrats saw a boost in fundraising following the debate.

Polling after the debate shows that 27 percent of those surveyed think Biden has the mental and cognitive abilities to serve as president.

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