Biden surrogate clashes with NBC host over questions about president's competence

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Biden advisor Mitch Landrieu battled pinch Kristen Welker Sunday connected "Meet nan Press" arsenic nan president faces accrued concerns from his ain statement and media pundits complete his intelligence acuity. 

Landrieu defended Biden aft Special Counsel Robert Hur's damning study formed doubts connected nan president's intelligence sharpness and included specifications that Biden could not retrieve nan day of his boy Beau's death, among different important facts successful his life. 

"I tin attest because I’ve been moving very intimately pinch this president for nan past 2 years," Landrieu said. 

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"I've known him for 30 years," he continued. "I person met pinch him personally, pinch 2 people, 5 people, 10 people, I person been connected trips pinch him criss-crossing nan state rebuilding America based connected this unthinkable infrastructure measure that was passed, and I’m telling you this feline is tough. He’s smart. He’s connected his crippled and arsenic Secretary Mayorkas said a infinitesimal ago, erstwhile you spell successful to little nan president you amended person your large boy pants connected and this consciousness that he’s not fresh for this occupation is simply a bucket of BS truthful heavy your boots would get stuck successful it."

Landrieu besides powerfully objected to Welker's claims that Biden, while not charged pinch criminal mishandling of documents, was recovered to beryllium reckless pinch classified materials successful his position. 

"Well, wait, Kristen, wait," he told Welker. "No, no, no, no, you can’t. No, no, no, I’m not going to judge that premise. In an investigation, a typical counsel determined, based connected nan facts and nan law, astir whether personification engaged successful criminal wrongdoing."

"He’s nan only typical counsel that’s been engaged successful this benignant of activity that had to opportunity that he could not indict somebody. And that is simply a fact. And truthful that’s nan large takeaway from this report, from a ineligible perspective," Landrieu said. 

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Landrieu besides responded straight to nan item successful Hur's study that Biden could not retrieve nan day that his boy Beau died. 

"Their swooning complete whether aliases not nan president remembered nan twelvemonth that his boy died and truthful is not fresh to beryllium president is conscionable really sad, and beneath nan loop and unnecessary," he said. 

Landreiu defended Biden for declining to springiness a Super Bowl interview because Americans are much willing successful nan crippled itself. 

"I deliberation group really want to watch nan Super Bowl coming and deliberation astir football. They don't want to perceive from a politician, truthful I deliberation he made nan correct prime for himself astatine this time," he said.