President Joe Biden has long shown signs of suffering from cognitive decline, a fact which became evident once again this past weekend.
In an embarrassing blunder, Biden confused Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen with Colombia’s head of state.
Second time in recent days that Biden has mixed up Cambodia and Colombia
According to Fox News, the mix-up occurred on Saturday in Cambodia as Biden opened talks at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
“It was an honor to host at the White House in May, and now that we are back together in Cambodia,” Fox News quoted the president as saying.
“I look forward to building even stronger progress than we’ve already made,” Biden declared before adding, “I want to thank the prime minister for Colombia’s leadership as ASEAN chair.”
“Together we will tackle the biggest issues of our time, from climate to health security to defend against significant threats to rules-based order and to threats against the rule of law,” the president continued. “We’ll build an Indo-Pacific that is free and open, stable and prosperous, resilient and secure.”
Fox News pointed out that this was not the first time that Biden misspoke about the conference, as he told reporters he would be “heading over to Colombia” before embarking on his trip.
Biden twice claims that his son was killed in Iraq
Meanwhile, National Review columnist Jim Geraghty argued in an article published last Thursday that the president’s “lost marbles” have become “impossible to hide.”
Geraghty pointed to a recent incident in which Biden once again claimed that his elder son, Beau Biden, died in Iraq.
“Inflation is a worldwide problem right now because of a war in Iraq and the impact on oil and what Russia’s doing,” he declared. “I mean, excuse me, the war in Ukraine. I’m thinking of Iraq because that’s where my son died. Because he died.”
Fox News noted that Biden’s son actually died of brain cancer at Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, some six years after the end of his deployment.
The network reported that Biden made a similar claim while speaking in Colorado last month, stating, “I say this as a father of a man who won the Bronze Star, the Conspicuous Service Medal, and lost his life in Iraq.”