Before I get to the most important Joe Biden question ...
I have breaking news on the Trump economy. More economic numbers came out Friday. The U.S. economy gained a remarkable 273,000 new jobs in February, far more than the 175,000 expected. But even more powerful news: The December jobs report was revised upward by 37,000; the January report was revised up by 48,000.
That's 85,000 extra jobs no one knew about. Even in the midst of a coronavirus crisis, the Trump economy is booming. President Donald Trump is like Houdini.
By the way, to put icing on the cake, wages were up 3%. The average workweek increased. Unemployment went down to 3.5%. And the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports more Americans are working than at any time in history.
Now let's compare Trump's results to those achieved under former President Barack Obama, Biden's old partner. Trump has added 7.1 million jobs. During the same period of his presidency, Obama lost 1.3 million jobs. Trump is up 8.4 million jobs over Obama/Biden.
That brings me to Biden, the new Democratic presidential front-runner. First, why would we turn this booming Trump economy over to Obama's partner, who presided over eight years of economic misery and malaise? Obama and Biden thought food stamps and unemployment benefits were economic growth. You want to go back to that?
But forget the terrible economic record of Obama and Biden. Forget the allegations of Biden's corruption. Forget Ukraine and China, where Biden's son allegedly made a fortune. Forget Costa Rica, where Biden's brother allegedly made a fortune. Forget that Biden is the ultimate D.C. swamp guy.
And forget the entire Democratic establishment fixing the presidential primary for Biden because it craves power, jobs, patronage and government contracts. Once elected, Biden will open up the vault and give the establishment whatever it wants, with your taxpayer dollars.
Forget all that. Instead, let's just ask about the elephant in the room. I'm going to say out loud what everyone is thinking and saying privately. Is Biden capable of being president? Has time passed him by? Is Joe "all there"? Does Biden have diminished mental capacity and cognitive decline?
These are questions that must be asked. These are fair questions for a 77-year-old man who wants the most stressful job in the world and often seems not to know what he's saying or where he is.
Biden wants to be president of the United States, the CEO of the American economy and commander in chief of the U.S. Armed Forces. We should all be asking tough questions. We should all be demanding answers.
I'm not alone. CNBC talking heads days ago recommended (from this point on) that the Democratic Party hide Biden from public view.
Author Matt Stoller tweeted: "Democratic insiders know Biden has cognitive decline issues. They joke about it. They don't care." Activist Glenn Greenwald added, "The steadfast insistence on the part of Dems to just pretend this isn't true and hope it somehow goes away is a staggering exercise in self-delusion." Chicago Alderman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa tweeted, "Joe Biden's mental decline is self-evident."
These people are obviously Democrats. Biden's mental decline is the elephant in the room. It's time we all ask serious questions. It's time to demand answers from a team of respected medical experts, scientists and neurologists.
Is Joe Biden competent to be president of the United States?
Wayne Allyn Root is a CEO, entrepreneur, bestselling author, nationally syndicated talk-show host on USA Radio Network and the host of "The Wayne Allyn Root Show" on Newsmax TV nightly at 11 p.m. Eastern/8 p.m. Pacific.