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Joe Scarborough makes astonishing claim to defend Biden's memory problems: 'What year did your mom die?'
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Joe Scarborough makes astonishing claim to defend Biden's memory problems: 'What year did your mom die?'

MSNBC host Joe Scarborough is pulling out all the stops to defend President Joe Biden's memory.

Last week, an unhinged Scarborough fumed over special counsel Robert Hur's conclusions about the president's memory. In his report, Hur described Biden as an "elderly man with a poor memory" and included evidence supporting that conclusion. Specifically, Hur reported that Biden could not remember when his son Beau died or the years that he served as vice president.

On Tuesday, Scarborough — who maintains a personal relationship with the president — tried to defend Biden by claiming he wouldn't be able to remember the year his mother died if questioned in a deposition.

"Supposedly, [Biden] didn't remember what year his son died, and this was the most damning thing," Scarborough began. "Maybe it's just older people — we've lived a busy and active life — but nobody is closer to me, nobody's been closer to me in my life, than my mom.

"If somebody asked me in the middle of a deposition, 'What year did your mom die?' I'd go, 'I don't know — 2017, 2018, 2019? I don't know. I can tell you everything about it. I can tell you my final words,'" he claimed.

This is hardly believable.

Scarborough, without a doubt, knows that his mother passed away in 2019. That is because people remember details that are important to them — storing those details in their long-term memory — especially when those facts are about the people closest to them.

To normalize forgetting key moments of one's life — like the death of a parent or child! — to defend Biden is not the argument Scarborough thinks it is.

Rather, the fact that Biden sadly forgot a key date about his son's life, and indeed his own, is what makes his memory issues so alarming.

Contrary to Scarborough's argument, Biden's forgetfulness is not normal because every human of normal cognitive function recognizes their own ability to remember key details about their life.

An inability to remember, on the other hand, triggers alarm — and a prompt trip to the doctor.

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