President Joe Biden’s latest gaffe included telling a Salvation Army worker in El Paso, Texas, that he spent time with the Secret Service in Ukraine and Poland.
The bizarre statement may be a mixup between the Salvation Army, a non-profit humanitarian organization, and the Secret Service, but the statement made for odd reactions across social media.
Hot Mic: Joe Biden Tells Salvation Army Official He Spent Time with Secret Service in Poland, Ukraine https://t.co/dsfX6ikLvl
— RaidedTrump2️⃣⏺2️⃣4⃣🍊 (@RealTrump2020_) January 9, 2023
“Biden, who visited the El Paso County Migrant Services Center on Sunday, spoke to a Salvation Army official during his inspection of the facility. The video shows Biden walking up to the official and relaying that he and the Secret Service visited Poland and Ukraine,” Breitbart News reported.
“‘I spent some time with the Secret Service in Poland and in Ukraine,’ Biden said. Further comments by the president were inaudible,” it added.
“And here we have folks from the Salvation Army…”
BIDEN: “I spent some time with the Secret Service in Poland and in Ukraine.” pic.twitter.com/HoM5wIOs4g
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) January 9, 2023
If the remark had been one of Biden’s only misquotes, the moment may have been more humorous. Instead, the ongoing gaffes are part of a concerning trend that has led to questioning whether the president is fit for office.
At 80 years old, Biden is already the oldest serving president. If he runs again, he’ll be 86 by the of his second term.
— NEWSMAX (@NEWSMAX) January 4, 2023
In a Rasmussen Reports poll released Jan. 3, 55% say Biden should not seek another term; 33% say he should; 11% were undecided.
The problem for Republics, however, is that 53% say Trump should not run again in 2024, while 35% say he should; 11% were uncertain.
The two candidates could face off again in a rematch, with Trump the only major candidate who has announced a Republican run and perhaps still popular enough to win the primary.
The situation could lead to a repeat of 2020, with controversial aftermath and similar results. Many Americans in both parties hope for an alternative, with speculation regarding other candidates for both parties continuing to grow.
Biden is likely to announce a reelection bid, but Republicans may have a wide-open battle with several candidates joining in the coming months in an effort to remove Biden and provide better leadership in the days ahead.