President Joe Biden suffered another public gaffe on Thursday, mistakenly calling Yulia, Alexei Navalny’s widow, ‘Yolanda’ in a brief meeting with reporters in Los Angeles.
The president spoke privately with Yulia and Dasha Navalnaya in a suite at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco after Alexei’s death.
“This morning I had the honor of meeting Alexei Navalny’s wife and daughter,” he said in a parking lot. “What was clear to me is that Yolanda will continue fighting.”
Biden, 81, the oldest president in American history, then shuffled back to his truck.
The meeting with the Navalny family came hours after Biden publicly called Putin a “crazy son” following Navalny’s death at the age of 47.
President Joe Biden suffered another public gaffe on Thursday, mistakenly calling Yulia, Alexei Navalny’s widow, ‘Yolanda’ in a brief meeting with reporters in San Francisco.
The president said: ‘He (Navalny) was a man of incredible courage. It’s amazing how his wife and his daughter are emulating that.
‘Tomorrow we will announce the sanctions against Putin, responsible for his death.
The president also wrote on
“Aleksei’s legacy of bravery will live on in Yulia and Dasha and the countless people across Russia who fight for democracy and human rights.”
Experts across the political spectrum have been saying Biden should resign and allow a younger candidate to run, especially in the wake of the Justice Department report that called him “a sympathetic, well-intentioned old man with a bad memory.”
Biden met with the Navalnayas when Navalny’s mother, Lyudmila Navalnaya, revealed that she had been taken to a secret morgue to view her son’s body.
She demanded that Kremlin officials return “my son’s body immediately” after investigators tried to “blackmail” her into holding a “secret” burial.
President Joe Biden met with Alexei Navalny’s widow and daughter in California and promised major new sanctions against Vladimir Putin and the Russian regime.
The president hugs Navalny’s widow, Yulia Navalnaya, in San Francisco
Yulia Navalnaya, wife of the late Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny
Biden called Putin a ‘son of a bitch’ in a campaign speech to a small group of supporters on Wednesday night.
He also condemned his predecessor Donald Trump for comparing his legal problems to Navalny’s plight.
Biden plans to announce a new round of sanctions on Friday, as fears grow that Putin will place a nuclear weapon in space.
A large majority of American voters (86 percent) say President Joe Biden, 81, is too old for another term, according to a new poll.
Meanwhile, 62 percent of respondents in the ABC News/Ipsos The poll says former President Donald Trump, 77, is also too old for another term in the White House.
Fifty-nine percent of respondents say the two main 2024 contenders are too old, while 27 percent think only the current president is old enough not to be considered.
In a Substack post on MondayFiveThirtyEight founder Nate Silver concluded that Biden “should resign if he was not going to be able to run a normal reelection campaign.”
“If you had asked me a year ago, I would have told you that Joe Biden was a reasonably clear favorite in the event of a rematch against Donald Trump,” he wrote in his Silver Bulletin post.
President Joe Biden is no longer the ‘clear favorite’ to win the 2024 presidential race, according to top pollster Nate Silver
FiveThirtyEight founder Nate Silver (pictured) published a lengthy post on Monday arguing why Biden is losing any lead he had over Trump a year ago in the race for the White House.
Now, Silver maintains, “it’s time for the White House to calm down or shut up.”
Biden, 81, is on track for a rematch with former President Donald Trump, 77, in 2024 with no real competitors in the Democratic primary.
If asked in February 2023, Silver claims he would have said Biden was the favorite to win against Trump by a 65:35 margin. But the president’s conduct during the last year of the campaign, along with his age and fitness for office, have changed his mind.
Things like participating in the pre-Super Bowl interview are important to running a presidential campaign, Silver said, something Biden opted not to do this month after skipping tradition last year.
“This really isn’t too much to ask,” Silver argued. “These are the kinds of interviews that every other recent president has done.”
Recent polls show Trump continuing to close the gap on Biden and even surpass him in some hypothetical general election matchups.
Biden is the oldest president in US history. He broke Trump’s record by eight years when he took office at the age of 78 in January 2021.
If elected to a second term, Biden would be 82 years old at the time of his inauguration.
US President Joe Biden speaks to the press in the parking lot of the Fairmont Hotel in Los Angeles, California, on February 22, 2024.
US President Joe Biden stands next to his vehicle ‘The Beast’ while speaking to the press in the parking lot of the Fairmont Hotel in Los Angeles, California, on February 22, 2024.
Taking into account only the preferences of their own party, 73 percent of Democrats think Biden is too old and only 35 percent of Republicans think the same about Trump.
Ninety-one percent of independents say Biden is too old, and 71 percent of this voting bloc say the same about the former president.
It comes after the Justice Department released a report revealing its assessment that Biden has a “poor memory” and “impaired facilities” and would therefore not recommend charges in the classified documents case and would therefore not appear. before a jury in the same way he did before. Special Prosecutor Robert Hur.