The comment was made alongside a video of Biden attending Saturday Mass in Wilmington, Delaware. Obama appeared to be referring to the fact the president-elect was walking with a limp. The appearance came less than a week after the former vice president suffered from hairline fractures in his mid-foot area. According to CNN, the Democrat's doctor released a statement on Sunday that claimed the politician would likely have to wear a walking boot for "several weeks."Obama's apparent fear for Biden's health appeared to be shared by others on social media.
"He broke his foot right?! And the boot is already off, and he's 78? Ok, sure, I believe all of this!" one user tweeted.
"His gait is getting worse. Far worse. Appears to be rapid decline," another wrote.
Others suggested that the speculation around Biden's appearance had exaggerated implications.
"My husband is a physical therapist and he said it's entirely possible for him to already be out of the boot. I despise Biden as much as everyone else, but this isn't necessarily indicative of anything, really," one Twitter user observed.
Malik Obama expressed support for Donald Trump in the 2020 election and has been vocally critical of his half-brother, who he believes is a cold and ruthless politician.
The speculation around Biden's health that swirled throughout the primary and general election doesn't appear to have stopped. Former White House physician Dr. Ronny Jackson suggested on Saturday that the Democrat was experiencing early age-related cognitive issues and claimed they would harm his ability to run the country. Jackson notably worked as a physician to Trump and Barack Obama.
At 78 years old, Biden is the oldest person to be elected to the Oval Office. As reported by BU Today, Andrew Budson, a Boston University School of Medicine professor of neurology, said approximately one-third of individuals have dementia by age 80. Nevertheless, Forbes previously noted a study that found both Biden and Trump are "super agers" in excellent shape for their age who would likely outlive their peers. The study indicated that both men have families with significant longevity. Biden, in particular, was found to have an almost perfect health profile for a man his age.
Per CNN, Biden's campaign previously released his medical history, which hinted that he was healthy enough to assume the presidency.