Biden town hall speech raises questions over his fitness for office

US President Joe Biden participates in a CNN Town Hall hosted by Don Lemon at Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati, Ohio, July 21, 2021. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)

Joe Biden participates in a CNN Town Hall hosted by Don Lemon at Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati, Ohio, July 21, 2021. (SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)

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UPDATED 3:48 PM PT – Thursday, July 22, 2021

Joe Biden spoke to a half-empty room during a live CNN Town Hall event in Ohio. On Wednesday, Biden began a night of contradictions as he began by blaming guns for the rise in violent crime across the country.

He focused on his reputation as a pro-gun control senator during his time in Congress, saying he’s looking to get rid of a range of guns. However, he quickly shifted the blame.

He went on to claim that he and other Democrats had never called for defunding the police, saying Republicans who pointed out the left’s support for the movement were liars.

Biden continued on to promote COVID-19 vaccinations for children. At one point, he was asked whether children under the age of 12 should be vaccinated despite their risk of developing COVID-19 being less than 1.9 percent.

The question was posed amid heightened concerns over possible negative side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine, which hasn’t yet been fully approved by the Food and Drug Administration. He also downplayed concerns over growing inflation in the U.S. yet again, saying it won’t last long.

According to Biden, a majority of experts suggest it’s highly unlikely inflation will be a long-term problem or that it will even get out of hand.

However, a new poll from the National Republican Congressional Committee showed 70 percent of voters are extremely or very concerned about the rising cost of living. Additionally, another 60 percent also disapproved of Biden’s handling of rising prices.

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