President Joe Biden concluded his participation in the Group of Seven summit in the uk with a solo press conference, also announced before the world that”America is back at the table” and”back in the business of leading the world.”
But it was at that table that U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson not only adjusted the 78-year-old U.S. president following a memory lapse but proceeded to shush him with a hand gesture in much the same way one might attempt to quieten a rambling uncle at the dinner table.
As gruesome as that may be, it was not the only time Biden seemed to get confused with the truth. During Sunday’s press conference, on three separate occasions, Biden confused”Libya” and”Syria” while discussing the possibility of working with Russia.
WATCH: Joe Biden confuses Syria with Libya THREE TIMES. pic.twitter.com/8iewTindfr— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) June 13, 2021
He said that there are places in which Russia”has engaged in activities which are — we believe are contrary to international norms, but they have also bitten off some real problems they’re going to have trouble chewing on.”
This being a reference to Syria, of course — yet Biden continued to be confused as he rambled on, his sentences becoming less and less coherent.
The Republican National Committee was only too happy to discuss footage of this gaffe show:
There was another creepy moment during the press conference when Biden was being asked how does he”justify” keeping in place tariffs on steel and aluminum generated by the Trump administration.
An annoyed Biden leaned forward and whispered into the microphone,”120 days. Give me a break.”
Then he walked away from the lectern.
Prior to taking the question, the president stated:”I’m going to get in trouble with my staff but go ahead,” including,”Pretend that I didn’t answer you.”
Turns out, Biden was in office 145 days as of Sunday, not 120 days. And it’s not like the president maintains such a hectic schedule that he might lose track of the days.
And bear in mind that Biden reportedly signed over 60 executive actions in his first 100 days, with 24 of them being direct reversals of former President Trump’s policies.
Biden would defend his decision not to hold a joint press conference with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, in an intriguing way.
In the long run, Biden talked about America being back — this being a political shot at the previous administration — but his activities suggested this was just words.