Joe Biden’s former White House stenographer Mike McCormick said he thinks the Democratic presidential hopeful “lost a step.”
McCormick made the statement during a recent interview with the Washington Free Beacon.
According to McCormick, he is quite familiar with Biden’s speaking style because he worked for the former Vice President from 2011 to 2017. He transcribed his speeches, public conversations with foreign leaders, and off-the-record briefings with reporters at the White House.
McCormick thinks Biden is no longer an enigmatic speaker
He noted that Biden is known as an enigmatic speaker throughout his long career as a politician. The former Vice President is capable of connecting with his audience and would often make speeches off-the-cuff. That has changed since 2017, said McCormick.
According to him, “He’d just make a big joke out of it, and go straight from the hip. And notice, he’s not doing that anymore.”
Comparing Biden’s prowess of old to today, McCormick noted, “He read that [Democratic National Committee speech] verbatim … it’s not Joe Biden anymore.”