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Jonathan Bernstein

Stop Smearing Biden’s Mental Capacity

Stutters and rhetorical flubs aren’t evidence of cognitive impairment, and Republican politicians making claims to the contrary surely know that.

Nobody’s perfect.

Nobody’s perfect.

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Former President Donald Trump managed to mangle the name of a candidate he endorsed during a rally over the weekend. In the Ohio Senate Republican primary race, Trump endorsed the author and venture capitalist J.D. Vance over (among others) former state Treasurer Josh Mandel and proclaimed, “We’ve endorsed J.P., right? J.D. Mandell.”

So what does that tell us about Trump? Easy answer: Absolutely nothing.