The Australian’s Foreign Editor Greg Sheridan says it is impossible to watch Joe Biden perform in a spontaneous setting and not conclude there has been some cognitive decline.
It comes after a clip recently emerged showing Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden mixing up President Donald Trump with former US President George W. Bush.
“There is just no doubt at all that Biden has had some cognitive decline,” Mr Sheridan told Sky News host Peta Credlin.
“The one reason I suspect that Biden might actually be quite well ahead in the polls is that he has hardly been campaigning in the last week or ten days.
“That suggests to me that his campaign thinks he’s well ahead, and that the only danger to his election now is some catastrophic verbal lapse on his part, which is always possible.”
Mr Sheridan noted it is true Mr Biden “certainly had all his marbles and was a smart guy” 30 years ago, yet still had his verbal gaffes.
“But it’s impossible to watch Biden perform in a spontaneous setting and not conclude that there has been some cognitive decline,” he said.