For years, critics of President Joe Biden have cited his history of making confused and nonsensical statements as evidence of mental decline.
Biden gave them yet another example to point to this week with a seven-second video clip that no doubt left many observers shaking their heads.
Tweeted out on Friday by The Blaze with a caption that reads “Joe Biden being Joe Biden,” it shows the president speaking about the economy as he struggles to remain coherent.
Joe Biden being Joe Biden. pic.twitter.com/zhvY5OavuU
— TheBlaze (@theblaze) August 5, 2022
“Seven Nobel laureates and econ–and the econ–on the economists, and the economics, I should say,” Biden can be heard saying as he stood outdoors at the White House.
That footage comes one month after a bizarre incident last month in which Biden read remarks from a teleprompter while giving a speech about abortion.
Russia invasion of Ukraine WOULDN’T have happened under Trump. People took us more serious, now we’re a laughing stalk BECAUSE OF BIDEN.The guy reads the whole teleprompter. “Repeat the line end of quote” hahaha you voted for Biden. pic.twitter.com/00NeeuRoPE
— ArizonaTeaMan (@ArizonaTeaMan) August 1, 2022
“It is noteworthy that the percentage of women that register to vote and cast a ballot is consistently higher than the percentage of men who do so. End of quote. Repeat the line,” he said.
WH official mocked
Fox News reported that assistant White House press secretary Emilie Simons received mockery on social media after she insisted that the president had actually said, “Let me repeat the line.”
The network noted that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis spokeswoman Christine Pushaw was among those accusing Simons of trying to cover Biden.
“Everyone can see the video and hear what he said, yet you are lying about it. Do you think 1984 was an instruction manual?” Pushaw asked in a tweet.
The DC Examiner’s Jerry Dunleavy spoke up as well, saying, “Even if you suppose that is what he was supposed to have said, or what he meant to say, it is absolutely not what he actually said. The video is right there. He says, ’End of quote. Repeat the line.'”