President Joe Biden is well known for making bizarre and embarrassing statements, which has seemingly led to his White House handlers attempting to limit his ability to make spontaneous remarks.
That practice was on display this week when Townhall revealed that loud music was blared at a bill signing on Tuesday after Biden began to go off-script in yet another state of confused ramblings.
The music, an instrumental rendition of God Bless America, reportedly was played over the speakers as soon as the president attempted to engage in conversation with an attendee at the signing ceremony. Earlier, Biden attempted to read the name of pieces of legislation that he had just signed before giving up, saying, “Alright, here we go. Amend title—eh, I’m not gonna read it all. I’ll just sign it.”
NOW – Biden: “Alright, here we go. Amend title—eh, I’m not gonna read it all. I’ll just sign it.”pic.twitter.com/z9Q8s5YuAe
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This is not the first time that the president’s White House handlers apparently intervened to keep him from speaking extemporaneously.
Fox News covered a September speaking event in Boise, Idaho where Biden addressed the wildfire problem out West. As soon he engaged in a scripted conversation with someone from the National Association of State Foresters, his video feed was immediately killed.
As Fox noted, that prompted Idaho Sen. James Risch (R) to ask Secretary of State Tony Blinken during a subsequent hearing if Biden is really running his administration.
“One of the things we need to get to the bottom to is who is responsible for this?” Risch asked. “Who made the decisions?”
“Who’s in charge?”
“[Biden] can’t even speak without someone in the White House censoring it or signing off on it,” the GOP senator continued, adding, “This is a puppeteer act, if you would, and we need to know who’s in charge and who is making the decisions.”
“Ultimately, the president makes the decisions,” Blinken said in response. “As in every case, ultimately decisions that can only be decided by the president are decided by the president.”
Risch was unconvinced, firing back by saying, “Somebody in the White House has authority to press the button and stop the president, cut off the president’s speaking ability and sound. Who is that person?”
“There is no such person,” Blinken answered. He went on to hilariously insist that Biden “speaks very clearly and very deliberately for himself. No one else does.”