Brit Hume: Country Sees Biden Is ‘Palpably Senile’

Commenting live on Fox News Channel during the Super Tuesday primaries, Fox News anchor Brit Hume said he always thought President Joe Biden’s age and senility was a “ticking time bomb” for his viability as a presidential candidate for reelection and that it is beginning to go off as Americans start to see its palpable effects on the president’s demeanor and acuity.

“I have always thought the age and acuity issue was a ticking time bomb. I was saying when it was not at all fashionable to say it that he was senile,” Hume said.

“Now I think he is palpably senile and the country sees it,” the Fox News host added while speaking with fellow Fox host Bret Baier, “And one of his challenges on Thursday night, Bret, would be whether he can assuage the concerns of those even within his own party, who think and say that he is too old for the job.”

Hume bringing up how age and ability matter in the campaign was a pile-on after Baier asked him about voters polling more in alignment with former President Donald Trump than Biden on the issues that matter in the election, like the economy and border.

“Last thing, just going back to tonight, if you thought back a year ago, even six months ago that we would be here looking at the poll numbers we are looking at Independents trending toward President Trump on a number of issues. Would you have believed that?” Baier asked.

“I’m not one who gets personal. But when it’s so profound that you have a prosecutor take note of it, I think it’s something to pay attention to,” Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) recently said. “I’m not trying to take a cheap shot … Let’s say that was the CEO of a company. What would their board of directors be asking for this evening?”

Tillis referred to the special counsel’s report last month from a Republican prosecutor that said the government lawyer would take a pass on pressing charges against Biden for mishandling classified documents in a way that could have put them at risk — because the president is elderly and forgetful and would be a sympathetic figure to a jury.