Joe Biden awkwardly fumbled with notes in his suit jacket pocket to answer a reporter’s question on something he was briefed on just moments before – as the former White House physician to Donald Trump insists the president take a cognitive test.
‘With the most recent hack by the Russians, would you say that this means –’ a reporter began asking Biden as he checked out from King Orchards farm store in Central Lake, Michigan on Saturday.
The 78-year-old president, however, cut off the reporter, saying U.S. intelligence is not sure if the hack came from the Kremlin.
‘We’re not sure it’s the Russians,’ he said. ‘I got a brief when I was on the plane. That’s why I was late getting off the plane.’
‘I’ll be in better shape to talk to you about it –’ Biden started, then cut himself off.
He then proceeded to awkwardly fumble with the notes in his pocket as he attempted to answer the reporter’s question while checking out with the cashier, who asked him to no answer, ‘Would you like a receipt?’
‘I’ll tell you what they sent me,’ Biden said, while looking at the paper he pulled from his pocket, not answering the cashier’s question.
‘The idea – first of all we’re not sure who it is for certain, number one. And what I did, I directed the full resources of the government to assist in a response if we determine – what else you need?’ Biden said, redirecting his attention to the cashier.
‘Oh nothing, you’re all set,’ she responded.
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