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Joe Biden’s former White House stenographer, who reportedly worked closely with him from 2011 to 2017 said that Joe Biden shows clear signs of mental deterioration in the recent years, according to The Blaze.

Mike McCormick spoke with the Washington Free Beacon and asserted that Biden’s decreased sharpness is evident when watching him speak in comparison to just three years ago.

“It is a complete difference from what he was in 2017,” McCormick said. “He’s lost a step and he doesn’t seem to have the same mental acuity as he did four years ago. He doesn’t have the energy, he doesn’t have the pace of his speaking. He’s a different guy.”

He also noted that Biden would often pivot after he committed one of his many gaffes by posing a joke.

“He’d just make a big joke out of it, and go straight from the hip,” McCormick told the Free Beacon. “And notice, he’s not doing that anymore. He read that [Democratic National Committee speech] verbatim…it’s not Joe Biden anymore.”

“He basically got body slammed by Putin, really,” McCormick told the Free Beacon. “I mean, I don’t really know how else to describe it. To me it was like, here’s our great foreign policy expert and he just got punked. And Vladimir Putin just had no fear or respect for him.”

More from the Blaze:

Biden appears to frequently rely heavily on notes or a teleprompter, even during live interviews on television, leading to speculation that his ability to remember and recall information is weakening. Even while reading from prepared materials, Biden has had some issues separating the content he’s supposed to read from other notations.

In his book, “Joe Biden Unauthorized,” McCormick tells a story of a 2011 meeting with Putin in Russia during which McCormick recalls Biden being “humiliated” by the Russian leader. McCormick said that while Biden was beginning to tell a story about visiting Russia during the Cold War, the Russians cut off his microphone, turned off the press lighting, and led media out of the room.

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