Joe Biden’s former White House stenographer said the Democratic presidential nominee has “lost a step” and isn’t as mentally sharp as he was four years ago.
…McCormick, whose book “Joe Biden Unauthorized” chronicles his time in the White House, told the publication that Biden had a talent for clicking with audiences and would often go off-script, something the nominee doesn’t do anymore.
“He’d just make a big joke out of it, and go straight from the hip. And notice, he’s not doing that anymore. He read that [Democratic National Committee speech] verbatim … it’s not Joe Biden anymore,” McCormick said, noting he looks “lost” during interviews now.
The Beacon notes how Biden has been sticking to his teleprompter so closely that he reads cues noted in his scripts out loud.
“In recent interviews, Biden seems to have been reading directly from a teleprompter when answering questions, including instructions from his staff, such as ‘END QUOTE’ and ‘TOPLINE MESSAGE.’”