Hosts on an Australian news show mocked President Joe Biden on Friday, comparing him to a dementia patient and insinuating that he is not fit to lead the country.
Reacting to a clip of Biden apparently attempting to shake hands with thin air following a speech in Greensboro, North Carolina, Sky News hosts Chris Kenny and Gemma Tognini were stunned by the president’s behavior.
“Speaking about people who are not quite up to the job, I wanna talk about the leader of the free world,” said Kenny.
Kenny went on to call this a “sad and pathetic scene.”
“The poor bloke is a bit vague at times,” he said, adding that perhaps there should be a staffer around to help Biden at all times.
Tognini responded to the video, saying that her “late grandmother had dementia,” noting, “I’m not diagnosing the bloke” before calling Biden’s behavior “disturbing.”
“You don’t put someone that’s potentially vulnerable in that position,” she added, before agreeing with Kenny’s suggestion that Biden should always have staffers on hand to help him out of situations that he cannot handle.
“He’s turned around and shaking hands with thin air,” Tognini exclaimed.
“Sad isn’t it, sad indeed,” Kenny reiterated.
This is far from the first time that Biden has been seen in an awkward situation that has left people questioning his mental fitness.
One of the more recent instances occurred at a White House event in early April, when video showed Biden apparently being ignored by attendees of the event while attention was focused on former President Barack Obama. Biden bumbled about, appearing to attempt to get people to pay attention to him, but to no avail.
Biden’s polls are continuing to decline, possibly due to Americans noticing that he may not be up for the job. Polling released on April 13 by Quinnipiac showed that his approval rating has sunk to its lowest level thus far.
The poll found that Biden’s general approval rating fell to just 33%. According to Quinnipiac, 54% of Americans disapprove of the president’s handling of his job, while 13% have no opinion.