White House Deputy Press Secretary Andrew Bates complained about recent press coverage of President Biden’s mental acuity after special counsel Robert Hur criticized his memory for being “poor.”

Bates took to X on Thursday to criticize journalists for appearing more skeptical about Biden’s old age and cognitive abilities lately in the wake of the Hur report.

Hur declined to charge Biden with his mishandling of classified documents, in part because his “poor memory” would deter jurors from convicting him. The document sent shockwaves through DC and the media, with prominent outlets covering Biden’s cognitive abilities more skeptically than ever.

On the other hand, Biden’s defenders in the Democratic Party and in his own administration insist that Biden is fine and that any evidence to the contrary is “right-wing propaganda.”

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Deputy Press Secretary Andrew Bates speaks during a press conference

Deputy Press Secretary Andrew Bates recently complained about reporters questioning Biden’s mental acuity after the Hur report denounced the president’s “poor memory.” (Getty Images)

Bates criticized the press, saying their own “collective memory problems” prevented them from remembering Biden’s strong qualities and the “right-era attacks” of the past.

The deputy press secretary said this while sharing an notably the issue of the president’s decision: “Agility and acuity because it seemed indelicate or irrelevant. “Now, the Hur report has prompted some soul-searching.”

The corresponding news article details how Byers noticed – after Hur’s report – “members of the White House press corps: reporters, live correspondents, photographers, etc.,” emphasizing “that Biden’s aging symptoms had become more noticeable in recent months and a frequent topic of discussion at the desks behind the Brady meeting room.

Byers noted that while Biden’s age was discussed before the Hur bombshell, it was “not reflected” in his coverage, “often due to a feeling that it was sensitive or unseemly.”

He continued: “The Hur report has obviously given the press greater license to cover the issue; in the same way, one journalist noted, that the Monica Lewinsky scandal gave the White House press greater license to talk about the behavior flirtatious thing they had”. He had witnessed Bill Clinton exposing himself towards some women, but I never felt they had the freedom to write about it in their pages.”

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Joe Biden Robert Hur split image

Special counsel Robert Hur’s report denouncing President Biden’s “poor memory” sparked new media coverage of the incumbent leader’s mental capacity. (Reuters/Getty)

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The journalist added: “Whatever the case, Biden’s age is now a thing, a lasting thing, a challenge for the administration and the campaign.”

Bates took issue with this reality, stating that scrutiny over Biden’s age and memory has been going on for years and is old news.

The White House official commented on the post, saying: “It reinforces my theory that starting in 2019 some members of the press began to suffer from collective memory problems. I can’t remember their own coverage. I can’t remember even one of the Biden’s historic victories since then. “So. I can’t remember that the right-wing attacks of the time that treat as novelty are… old.”

Last year, it was discovered that Bates was involved. in the diffusion the now-debunked letter signed by 50 former intelligence agency officials that said Hunter Biden’s laptop and its controversial contents were a hoax cooked up by Russian disinformation agents.

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By Sam