(RightIsRight.co) – Sticking his foot in his mouth even when trying to justify his mental decline, Joe Biden committed his worst gaffe yet by mixing up two leaders and their countries just after insisting his memory was sharp during an unexpected press conference at the White House.
Watch the video below.
In his surprise speech, 81-year-old Biden incorrectly said he coordinated with the president of Mexico to assist with aid efforts in the Israel-Hamas conflict.
“As you know, initially, the president of Mexico Sisi, did not want to open up the gate to allow humanitarian material to get in [to Gaza],” Biden remarked. However, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi is actually the leader of Egypt, not Mexico, which is led by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Biden has met both leaders in the past.
This error happened right after Biden dismissed concerns about his memory highlighted in a critical report from special counsel Robert Hur about Biden’s handling of classified documents.
In his report, Hur suggested a jury might see Biden as an “elderly old man” with memory issues. “[At] trial, Mr. Biden would likely present himself to a jury, as he did during our interview of him, as a sympathetic, well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory.”
Hur noted that Biden struggled to recall significant dates, which Biden attributed to the timing of the interview soon after a Hamas attack on Israel.
This is not Biden’s first gaffe, as he has made several since his presidency began in 2021, which raises questions about his mental fitness as he aims for reelection.
For instance, during a visit to Manhattan, Biden claimed he had discussed the Jan. 6 Capitol Riot with the late former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl who had passed away four years earlier. He also confused current French President Emmanuel Macron with the late Francois Mitterrand.
After a week of similar errors, the White House downplayed the significance of these slip-ups by suggesting that everyone, including elected officials, can sometimes misspeak.
“Look, as it relates to the names and what he was trying to say, look, many people, elected officials, many people — you know, they can misspeak sometimes, right?” said White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre to the press.
HARD TO WATCH: While defending his mental acuity and memory loss, Biden mistakenly refers to Egyptian President El-Sisi as the President of Mexico pic.twitter.com/dTcX6m00BO
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