Joe Biden, the president, is not well renowned for giving brilliant speeches.
In fact, since assuming office almost two years ago, he appears to be getting worse at speaking publicly.
His consistent string of gaffes in speeches and interviews allows the entire world to witness his decline in cognitive function in real time.
Even though he typically has a companion by his side to guide or prompt him, he consistently manages to say things that are inappropriate for the situation and leave others wondering what he is even saying because it is obvious that not even he seems to understand.
The situation now appears to be getting worse.
According to Reuters, Biden’s propensity to improvise during unexpected press conferences has earned him the nickname “gaffe problem” in Washington.
“While the term refers to a blunder, Biden’s remarks often aren’t that – they betray deeper truths about his thinking and occasionally offer the public a better window into the administration’s approach than that offered by spokespeople, from press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre to members of his Cabinet. As Biden himself told steelworkers this month, ‘No one has ever doubted I mean what I say, the problem is I sometimes say all that I mean.’
Biden’s casual and unscripted remarks can cause far-reaching diplomatic ripples, forcing White House staff to scurry to ‘walk back,’ to use another Washington term, his remarks, trying to smooth over upsets, without saying outright that he misspoke.”
Reuters continues, “According to Kumar’s data through July, Biden has held 17 news conferences, given 39 interviews, and had 300 casual back-and-forth conversations with media during his presidency.
In the same period, the six presidents before him held an average of 41 news conferences, 112 interviews, and 172 informal interactions.
Even limiting his press appearances does not help, as the White House Staff frequently has to add their two cents after Biden speaks with statements like “this is what the president was referring to” without directly admitting that the president erred.
The COVID-19 outbreak is “gone,” according to Biden, who also declared that Russian President Vladimir Putin is a “butcher” who “cannot remain in power.”
The White House press had to issue further statements in response to those ones.
Joe Biden’s verbal blunders, exaggerated statements, and downright fabrications have given his staffers untold headaches ever since his inauguration, according to The New York Post, which produced a list of “Joe Biden’s Worst Gaffes Of All Time” last week.
Don’t underestimate Joe’s capacity for messing things up, according to what his former employer, Barak Obama, reportedly said.
The Post’s list of mistakes included calling soldiers “selfish,” disclosing his cancer in a speech about climate change, searching the audience for a dead congresswoman during a speech, making sure to “honor” the Holocaust, yelling at the grieving father of a school shooting victim, referring to himself as a senator while in office, claiming exorbitant solar savings that were later disproved by staff, misreading the teleprompter, and horrifying an international audience
And even that does not include the previous year.
Last night, Biden agreed to a huge media interview and outlined the reasons his team prevents him from speaking to the media.
During the conversation with Jake Tapper of CNN, Biden covered a wide range of subjects.
The president repeated talking points while appearing unsteady and slurring his speech.
In response to inquiries regarding his son’s impending criminal charges, he stated, “I’m proud of my son.
He also made an effort to minimize the shortcomings of his government, ostensibly uninformed of his extremely poor polling numbers.
“Name a president in recent history that has gotten as much done as I have in the first two years. Not a joke,” Biden said.
Biden: "Name a president in recent history that has gotten as much done as I have in the first two years. Not a joke. You may not like what I've got done but the vast majority of the American people like what I've gotten done." pic.twitter.com/8AQdyFVdfv
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) October 12, 2022
Biden: "I don't think there will be a recession. If there is, there will be a slight recession. That is, we'll move down slightly… We are in a better position than any other major country in the world economically." pic.twitter.com/uETNMKb20W
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) October 12, 2022
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