(Big League Politics) – Joe Biden is yet to give his first State of the Union address as President, disregarding precedent and conventional timing for the presidential address.
Presidents usually deliver the speech to Congress in February. President Donald Trump gave the latest first State of the Union address delivered by a President since 1977 when Jimmy Carter declined to give a SOTU address, with Trump speaking on February 28th, 2017.
Nothing on President Biden’s public calendar advertises a State of the Union speech. It’s likely that a speech, if it even occurs at all, would occur in March, but it’s unclear if Biden even intends to give one.
The snub of the extended public speech comes as recurring questions regarding Biden’s mental acuity and sharpness reemerge. With Biden generally appearing sharp and fluid in an extremely limited schedule of public speaking appearances as a candidate, some of his recent speeches have featured the President stumbling over his words and appearing to struggle cognitively with his delivery.
No wonder they are putting off the State of the Union.
Biden can’t speak coherently pic.twitter.com/XGN5uBQdYr
— Big Fish (@BigFish3000) February 23, 2021
A first State of the Union address could present President Biden with an opportunity to make the case for the payment of $2000 in Biden Bux to every middle class and poor citizen, and outline a policy agenda for his term in office he’s been reluctant to discuss. Instead, it appears likely it won’t occur.
Some have even speculated if Biden is taking medication to speak as sharply as possible. This isn’t uncommon at all for Americans of his age, but it’s fair to question his acuity and cognitive state now and in the years to come, considering his recent history of persistent confusion and verbal gaffes.