'Part-time commander-in-chief': National security expert Keith Kellog questions Biden's capacity to remain in office for second term

'Part-time commander-in-chief': National security expert Keith Kellog questions Biden's capacity to remain in office for second term
Retd General Keith Kellogg questioned Joe Biden's fitness to continue as POTUS on the July 9, 2024, episode of 'Fox & Friends' (Getty Images and Screengrab/Fox News)

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK: Former national security official Gen Keith Kellogg (Ret) shared his concerns about the fitness of President Joe Biden to remain in office for a second term during his appearance on the Tuesday, July 9 episode of 'Fox & Friends'.

Speaking with co-host Steve Doocy, the former Army lieutenant general highlighted that the POTUS was expected to make split-second decisions at any hour, and with the incumbent, the country was risking having a "part-time commander-in-chief." His remarks came as Biden was preparing to address NATO leaders later that day.

Biden's abysmal performance in the first presidential debate against presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump on June 27 has led to growing concern about him handling the top job, with voices across the aisle calling upon him to step down from the presidential campaign.

President Joe Biden arrives for a memorial service for former first lady Rosalynn Carter at Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church at Emory University on November 28, 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia. Rosalynn Carter, who passed away on November 19 at the age of 96, was married to former U.S. President Jimmy Carter for 77 years. In her lifetime she was an activist and writer known to be an advocate for the elderly, affordable housing, mental health, and the protection of monarch butterflies. Every living first lady are expected to attend the service. (Photo by Brynn Anderson-Pool/Getty Images)
President Joe Biden has been asked to withdraw from the race even by members of the Democratic Party (Brynn Anderson-Pool/Getty Images)

According to Axios, the incumbent has struggled to operate outside of a 10 10 to 4 pm workday window, or after international travel.

Keith Kellogg's concerns with President Joe Biden

"Let's go back to the Federalist Papers, back when we were forming the Constitution, and Alexander Hamilton was asked a question, and he wrote in the Federalist Papers, ‘What is one of the key attributes of a... national leader?’ And he said, energy, and he was talking both intellectual energy and physical energy," Kellogg stated on Tuesday.

"So you even go back to the start of our republic and what was essential for a commander-in-chief. You can't have a part-time commander-in-chief," he added.

Highlighting the importance of the President being available at all times, he shared, "I cannot tell you how many times we had to wake… President Trump up, in the middle of the night, to have a decision, and he was right on it right away."

"Look, that time when we killed Soleimani, we woke him up in the middle of the night. We got an answer that was on the 1st of January 2020. On the 3rd of January 2020, Soleimani was dead. That was a quick decision, a hard decision made in the middle of the night. So that's the kind of attribute you want as a commander-in-chief."

"And that's what the world wants to have, and that's what these leaders were coming together today, and the NATO summit wants to see as well," he continued. "There's a real question that they have got, and the world has got, ‘Can this guy, President Biden, actually do the job? Other than just 5 or 6 hours a day?’"

Steve Doocy with Retd Gen Keith Kellogg on the July 9, 2024 episode of 'Fox & Friends' (Screengrab/Fox News)
Steve Doocy with Retd Gen Keith Kellogg on the July 9, 2024, episode of 'Fox & Friends' (Screengrab/Fox News)

Internet agrees with Keith Kellogg's concerns

Netizens agreed with Keith Kellogg in response to the news.

"I dunno how we’ve survived this long. This old man checked out a long time ago," wrote a social media user about Biden.



 

"That's all we have had since he got elected from the looks of it," shared another.



 

"Definitely not part time. More like no time," one added.



 

"I don’t understand how he can still be in the White House! This is all so pathetic and wrong!" one person remarked.



 

"President Biden’s mental challenges are not something that can be hidden any longer. It is time to act," commented one individual.



 

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