Biden lashes out at reporters asking about age concerns after special counsel report: 'That is your judgment!'

 President Biden lashed out at reporters after an address where he remained defiant following the release of special counsel Robert Hur's damaging report, which raised more questions about his mental acuity.

At a last-minute White House press conference held Thursday night, Biden went off script and asked questions of reporters at random instead of from a list of reporters pre-selected by the staff, as he often does.

Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy was the first to draw Biden's attention.

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"The special counsel said in his report that one of the reasons you have not been charged is that, in his description, you are a 'well-intentioned, elderly man with a failing memory,'" Doocy said.

Biden responded, "I'm well-intentioned and I'm an older man and I know what I'm doing." "I've been president and I've got this country back on its feet. I don't need his recommendation—"

"How bad is your memory? And can you remain president?" Ducey asked.

Biden shot back, "My memory is so bad that I let you speak."

Biden has a history of clashing with reporters, including calling Ducey a "son of an idiot" in 2021 for his question about inflation. Later he called him to clarify the situation.

Washington Post reporter Tyler Pager asked Biden if he was concerned that the report would "raise further concerns about your age," to which Biden said, "Only by some of you."

Biden later feuded with CNN correspondent MJ Lee, who pressed him on his past comments and urged Americans to "look at me" when asked about his age.

"A lot of Americans are watching and they have expressed concern about your age," Lee said.

"it is your decision!" Biden yelled at him. "It's your decision! It's not the press's decision."

Lee added, "He expressed concern about your mental acuity." "They say you're too old. Mr. President, you told me in December that you believed there were many Democrats who could defeat Donald Trump. So why do you need to do this now?"

Biden responded, "Because I am the most qualified person in this country to be President of the United States and to finish the job I started."

Biden also clashed with NBC News correspondent Gabe Gutierrez, who attempted to press him on whether Biden had shared classified information with his ghostwriter.

"I did not share classified information... I guarantee you that," Biden said.

As Gutierrez attempted to step forward, Biden yelled, "Let me answer your question!"

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"The truth of the matter is that what I didn't want to be repeated - I didn't want him to do it - I didn't read it to him... I wrote a long memo to President Obama explaining why we got involved Shouldn't be Afghanistan. And it was several pages long," Biden said. "And so, when I was referring to - I said classified, I should have said, it should be private because it's a meeting between the President and the Vice President Contacted what was going on. This is what he was referring to. It was that the document did not contain classified information. She was not classified."

However, Hur's report contradicts Biden's claim, saying that the president "shared information, including some classified information, from those notebooks with his ghostwriter."

Hur, who was appointed by Attorney General Merrick Garland to investigate Biden's handling of classified documents, concluded that he would not bring charges against him in part because the jury would find him a "sympathetic, well-meaning older man." Who has weak memory." This despite acknowledgment that the documents were "knowingly" obtained by Biden during his time as both Vice President and Senator.

However, Hur's report revealed that Biden has a "hazy" memory of when he was previously in office and when his son Beau died.

"In his interview with our office, Mr. Biden's memory was poor," the report said. "He did not remember when he was Vice President, forgot the first day of the interview when his term ended ('If it were 2013 – when did I stop being Vice President?'), and forgot the second day of the interview when his term ended. Tenure Begins ('In 2009, Am I Still Vice President?')."

The report further stated, "She could not remember within several years when her son Beau had died." "And his memory appeared hazy when describing the Afghanistan debate, which had once been very important to him. Among other things, he erroneously said that he had 'real differences of opinion' with General Carl Eikenberry, whereas, In fact, Eikenberry was an aide Mr. Biden noted approvingly in his thank-you note to President Obama."

These revelations, in addition to his recent mistakes, are fueling concerns among voters that Biden, 81, is too old to run for a second term, as polls have repeatedly shown.

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