The Internet Lights Up As Biden Proclaims World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

President Joe Biden has officially proclaimed June 15 to be “World Elder Abuse Awareness Day,” and social media immediately lit up with responses regarding his current mental state and potential abuse.

Biden’s Proclamation

“Elder abuse takes many forms, such as financial, emotional, physical, and sexual harm, including intimate partner violence in later life. It often comes in the form of neglect, abandonment, or exploitation,” Biden said in an official White House statement.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day began in 2006.

“On this World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, let us recommit to delivering all older Americans the promise of a comfortable and peaceful life with dignity,” the statement continued. “Let us reaffirm our commitment to a world free from the scourge of abuse and neglect. Let us join the world in celebrating the essential role older adults play in our lives.”

Many critics saw this proclamation as ironic considering the fact that the 79-year-old president, who is known for his gaffes and other signs of cognitive decline, has been accused of suffering from elder abuse at the hands of his wife, Jill Biden, and others around him.

Signs of Elder Abuse

In February, a video went viral of Biden being carefully led offstage by his wife after giving remarks about cancer research, sparking debate about his mental state.

In March, after Biden forgot the name of Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, Rep. Mike Garcia (R-CA) asserted that the president was a victim of elder abuse.

“I want to thank you both,” Biden said during a White House ceremony. “And I want to thank Sec- — the former general. I keep calling him ‘General.’ My — the guy who runs that outfit over there. I want to make sure we thank the secretary for all he’s done to try to implement what we’ve just talked about and for recommending these two women for promotion.”

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“This, to me, in my opinion, and I mean this as gracefully and tactfully as I can, I think we are seeing nationally one of the most grievous examples of elderly abuse in our nation,” Garcia said during Larry O’Connor’s “Examining Politics” podcast.

“This president is not fit for office. I don’t really believe he understands what he’s doing, and he’s got a political machine behind him that’s propping him up, and it scares the hell out of people like me who value our national security,” he added.

“Garcia is hardly a flame-thrower,” O’Connor remarked following Garcia’s comments. “And I haven’t heard a congressman lay it out so explicitly like that. It makes you wonder what’s being said when the microphones aren’t on.”

There are numerous other examples of Biden showing signs of cognitive decline during public appearances, including on the world stage at the G-7 Summit when he tried to correct British Prime Minister Boris Johnson for not introducing “the president of South Africa,” even though Johnson had already done so, which elicited laughter from world leaders.

This clearly isn’t a one-time incident, and it is something the American people have expressed concern about, even before Biden took office. Now that he is president, it is obviously an even bigger issue. On this “World Elder Abuse Awareness Day,” many Americans are bound to point out their concerns over the president’s mental state.

Social Media Response

Social media lit up in response to the White House proclamation, which was shared on Twitter by Breitbart News’ White House correspondent Charlie Spiering.

“Does he know something happening to him tomorrow that we don’t? Is this a cry for help?” columnist Stephen Miller asked.

“With Joe Biden, every day is Elder Abuse Awareness Day,” he added in a subsequent tweet.

“It’s a call for help,” wrote another Twitter user.

“Is Joe looking to take tomorrow off? This entire Presidency could be classified as elder abuse. Biden’s weak. He’s confused. He’s ALWAYS lost but his staff still forces him out there anyways,” said

“This is quite the tell,” replied Monica Crowley, podcast host and former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury.

“Who withheld his oatmeal until he signed this?” asked Spencer Brown, managing editor at Townhall.com.