Could you please repeat that, Mr. President?
In what may be one of the strangest moments of his term yet, President Joe Biden appeared to tell reporters that his “butt’s been wiped” on Sunday — and it was all caught on video.
The bizarre incident took place as Biden was approaching reporters who asked for a comment on immigration reform.
Biden’s response was difficult to make out, but some observers said it appears Biden was saying, “my butt’s been wiped” or “my butt’s gone wet,” before flashing a toothy grin that certainly didn’t make the moment any less disconcerting.
“Does immigration need to be in reconciliation?A pathway for citizenship?” @POTUS was asked returning to the White House
“There needs to be a pathway to citizenship whether it needs to be in immigration remains to be seen,” he said (he appeared to mean reconciliation) pic.twitter.com/cDiNoG31h3
— Molly Nagle (@MollyNagle3) July 25, 2021
Was Biden actually sharing unwanted details about his rear-end? Even left-wing Snopes had the modesty to call it “unproven.”
Some open-mindedness may be in order. It seems anything is possible from the president who has used official White House events to make creepy comments to little girls.
It is a testament to how many Americans are concerned about Biden’s mental condition that mainstream outlets have published headlines such as “Biden did not fake driving electric truck,” and “video of Biden with reporters was not digitally altered.”
The president is totally fine
There’s an uncanny, dark humor in this kind of desperate “fact checking,” even if it may be correct. Fact check: The president is not a robot!
But the random moments of whispering, episodic incoherence and occasional eruptions of anger in between scoops of chocolate chocolate chip ice cream (a Biden fave) can’t be so easily blamed on “misinformation.” Biden’s decline is authentic, very visible, and honestly, quite sad.
Biden has struggled even with the shameless assistance of his favorite reporters. At a town hall with CNN’s Don Lemon last week, Biden made a strange remark about Democrats “sucking the blood out of kids” and took almost a full minute to say absolutely nothing.
“And the question is whether or not we should be in a position where you, uh, um, are, why can’t the, the, the experts say we know that this virus is, in fact, uh, um, uh, it’s going to be, or excuse me, we, we know why all the drugs approved are not temporarily approved, but permanently approved,” he said. To paraphrase Biden’s phony rusticism: Don’t worry “folks,” everything’s just fine.