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Biden looks confused and pulls out NOTES as he seemingly struggles to answer reporter's question on cyberhacking

JOE Biden looked confused before pulling out his notes as he appeared to struggle to answer reporter's question on cyberhacking.

The president was asked about the ransomware attack that hit hundreds of US companies before he seemingly stalled on the answer and awkwardly read from his prompt.

Biden, 78, had been in Michigan on Saturday when he was asked about "the most recent hack by the Russians."

The president then started to reply: "We're not sure it's the Russians, I got a brief when I was on the plane. That's why I was late getting off the plane.

"I'll be in better shape to talk to you about it."

The footage is glitchy but he then appears to stop replying before pulling his notes from his jacket and telling reporters: "I'll tell you what they sent me."

Biden continued: "The idea – first of all we're not sure who it is for certain, number one.

"And what I did, I directed the full resources of the government to assist in a response if we determine."

He again stopped, asking the cashier in King Orchards farm store in Central Lake: "What else you need?" She had earlier asked him of he needed a receipt for the pie he had bought.

Biden added: "I directed the intelligence community to give me a deep dive on what's happened. I'll know better tomorrow.

"And if it is either with the knowledge of and/or a consequence of Russia, then I told Putin we would respond."

Former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany tweeted the footage, writing: "Yes, yes he did awkwardly pull out notecards to answer a question he had just been briefed on."

Hundreds of US companies were hit by a "colossal" cyberattack ahead of July 4th. That lead to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy labelling Biden "weak" against Vladimir Putin.

Biden's apparent struggle came on the day ex-White House doctor Ronny Jackson said the Democrats "need to demand Joe Biden take a cognitive test."

Donald Trump's former physician Jackson said the current president is "not aging gracefully."

He added: "You can go back – there’s forty years of tape of this man – he’s always made gaffes and stuff but these are different, he’s confused, he’s disoriented."

Texas Rep Jackson told Fox News on Saturday: "I think he’s demonstrating every single day that there is something going on.

"You don’t need to be a physician to look at this behavior and see there’s something concerning happening."

Biden is facing increasing pressure to take a cognitive test with a number of Republicans claiming he is unfit to be president.

Jackson was one of 14 Republican lawmakers who has signed a letter calling for the 78-year-old Democrat to take a mental exam.

Biden said that he intends to take a medical examination this year and the results will be disclosed to the public.

Trump has continued to call Biden's capacity to serve into question, saying "he's getting worse" and Jackson on Saturday said the president appears "confused."

Congressman Jackson said: "We all know people who are 100 years old, who basically are as sharp as a tack, and we know people who are in their mid-60s that having some cognitive difficulties…and I think he’s on that end of the spectrum.

"I’m just asking them, when you do the physical exam include the cognitive assessment. As far as I’m concerned the standard precedent has been set and they need to follow and do the same."

Russian President Vladimir Putin last month dismissed speculation that Biden has dementia as he said he was "in the know" and "never missed a detail" at their summit in Geneva.

In May, more than 120 retired military generals said Biden’s "mental and physical health can’t be ignored."

Posted by Flag Officers 4 America, the letter calls into question Biden's capacity to serve as president.

The president, who is gaffe-prone, has blundered several times over recent months.

He confused Syria with Libya three times during a press conference at the G7 summit.

Biden told American troops stationed at RAF Mildenhall that he kept forgetting he’s president and referred to the Royal Air Force as the RFA.

In March, he was caught tripping over the steps of Air Force One in an embarrassing blunder.

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