In a recent interview with comedian Bill Maher on his podcast "Club Ransom," former ESPN host Sage Steele described her experience interviewing President Biden as "the saddest thing." Steele, who openly admitted to not voting for Biden, shared that the president seemed confused and struggled to finish his sentences during the interview.
Steele shared that the interview took place in March 2021, via satellite, as a pre-recorded segment ahead of MLB's Opening Day that year. She revealed that she could not see the president during the interview, as his staffers kept a lens cover over the camera until the last second. This was done to allow time for technical issues to be resolved. However, she could hear Biden speaking, and he seemed unsure of who he was speaking to and what the interview was for.
According to Steele, Biden asked her, "What is this for? Wait - what's her name?" It was then that an aide informed him that it was for "SportsCenter, ESPN." Steele further recalled that Biden started telling football stories from his youth, including boasting about his football skills and claiming to have "the best hands." However, his voice trailed off, and he eventually said, "Uh, never mind."
Steele stated that the moment made her sad because it was evident that Biden struggled to finish his sentences and seemed confused. She suspected that this may have been why he was kept in the basement during the election cycle.
While speaking to Maher, Steele also shared her opinion on Biden's presidency, calling him a "terrible president." She urged people to look past politics and focus on the "human aspect" of the situation, stating that it is "heartbreaking."
Maher, who has been critical of Biden in the past, also shared his thoughts on the president's future. He stated that someone needs to convince Biden to not run for re-election in 2024, as he is likely to lose to former President Trump. Maher compared Biden to the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, whom he referred to as "Ruth Bader Biden," stating that he would go down in history as the person who "doesn't know when to quit" and causes damage to their party and country.
Steele's interview with Maher comes just days after he urged Biden to step down from the 2024 presidential race. The host of "Real Time with Bill Maher" mocked Biden, stating that he is the "only Democrat who can lose to Trump," despite being only four years younger than him. Maher also cited voter opinion, stating that many people believe Biden is too old to run for re-election.
In light of the recent interview, concerns over Biden's age and ability to serve as president have resurfaced. However, the White House has yet to comment on the matter. As Biden continues to face criticism and pressure, it remains to be seen how his presidency will unfold in the coming years.