Late-Night Hacks Can't Cover For President Biden Much Longer | Christian Toto

President Joe Biden’s so-called gaffes are getting worse.

We’re not talking about a political blunder here and there. All politicians do that from time to time.

We mean the age-related hiccups that show every minute of Biden’s 81 years on Earth. The slurring sentences. The meandering trains of thought. Ducking softball interviews like the traditional Super Bowl Q&A.

And, most recently, recalling conversations with world leaders who died years ago.

It’s prime fodder for political satirists, especially since Team Biden insists the Commander in Chief is fit and ready for four more years serving the nation.

Except said satirists now serve as Biden’s extended press corps, downplaying his miscues and ignoring anything that would suggest Americans vote for Donald Trump over Biden. They’ve downplayed his gargantuan flaws, focusing all of their comedic firepower on the GOP.

President who?

That task is getting tougher by the day, forcing late-night comedians to get creative.

The host of NBC’s "Late Night with Seth Meyers" hinted at Biden’s obvious decline in a recent, laugh-free rant. Meyers played the "But Trump!" card as a distraction.

"What are you so worried Biden’s gonna do? Send you a check for $5 on your birthday?"

"You’re more worried about 81 years than you are about 91 felony charges? And by the way, he’s not a young criminal…he’s not being charged with unlawful parkour. He’s only three years younger than Biden. They both remember the first time they saw a color TV. The only difference is, Trump probably stole his."

Embarrassing spin. 

Over at "The Late Show," AKA DNC Headquarters, host Stephen Colbert couldn’t avoid talking about Biden’s latest "gaffe" – saying he spoke with French President Mitterand, who died in 1996.

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First, Colbert admits the obvious. Biden can no longer be trusted to speak in public.

"If Biden does debate Trump, it’s going to be a challenging thing to avoid any big gaffes." 

Sounds bad, right? Not to Colbert.

"But here’s the thing. Here’s the thing. I think this may not have been an actual gaffe," he quipped. "I think this could be proof that Joe Biden has the ability to communicate with the dead world leaders. He’s so old, he straddles the line between this world and the next. That means — follow me — that means Biden can pierce the veil of mortality to assemble the greatest team to tackle any problem."

Spin. Spin. Spin. Zero outrage that the U.S. president can’t carry on a conversation.

That’s actually better than what "Saturday Night Live" did earlier this month. The once-mighty show’s most recent episode aired several days after not one but two Biden sound bites where he slurred sentences in an alarming fashion.

So "SNL’s" "Weekend Update" segment focused on Trump’s mental wellness instead. And, in doing so, the faux anchor pretended the word "de-banking" doesn’t exist to humiliate Trump.

It does. It’s real. And it’s profoundly humiliating for a show that once set the bar for political humor.

Comedian, meet rake.

Ironically, "SNL" has known about Biden’s mental decline for some time. A 2021 sketch featuring Biden (James Austin Johnson) meeting with the 2013 version of himself (Jason Sudeikis) featured this revealing exchange.

"How could you be me? You seem so happy, so carefree, so … what’s the word I’m looking for?" the current Biden asks. 

"Lucid!" Sudeikis’ version says in response.

They knew. They all knew. They just kept quiet all along.

Now that a special counsel report has found President Biden to be "elderly" with significant memory loss, even late-night propagandists may have no choice but admit the truth.

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Christian Toto is an award-winning film critic, journalist and founder of, the Right Take on Entertainment. He’s the author of “Virtue Bombs: How Hollywood Got Woke and Lost Its Soul” and a lifelong Yankees fan. Toto lives in Denver, Colorado with his wife, two sons and too many chickens. Follow Christian on Twitter at