Last Updated on March 25, 2021
During Joe Biden’s long-awaited first press conference since taking office, the President said “I’m going to say something outrageous,” then promptly forgot what he was going to say, in what could be described as the newest addition to his long list of embarrassing gaffes.
“I’m going to say something outrageous,” said Biden. “I have never been particularly poor at calculating how to get things done in the United States Senate. So, the best way to get something done, if you, if you hold near and dear to you that you uh, um, like to be able to uh, anyway,” muttered Biden.
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— The Liberty Broadcast (@TheLibertyBcast) March 25, 2021
“We’re going to get a lot done,” said the President.
This was far from the only strange moment in Biden’s press conference. At one point, Biden was asked a softball question about North Korea, and proceeded to read his entire response from a note card prepared for him. National File reported:
Biden was asked about the recent report from South Korea that North Korea recently tested two ballistic missiles. “What if any actions will you take and what is your red line on North Korea?”
With his eyes immediately going downward to his note card, Biden replied, “Let me say that, number one, uh, UN Resolution 1718 was violated by those particular missiles that were tested, number one.”
Biden then began stammering as he delivered his response. “We’re consulting with our allies and partners and, uh, there will be, uh, responses if they choose to escalate. We will respond accordingly.” Biden continued, “But I’m also prepared, uh, um, for some form of diplomacy, but it has to be conditioned upon the end result of denuclearization [sic]. So, uh, um, that’s what we’re doing right now. Consulting with our allies.”
That was easily the most painful presidential press conference I’ve ever seen. Difficult to watch Biden struggle. Horrifically bad questions from compliant and corrupt and MEEK partisan media.
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) March 25, 2021
Americans have grown familiar with Biden and his propensity to consistently lose his train of thought, disastrously mispronounce words and phrases, adding to growing concerns over his mental capacity to serve as the President of the United States.
Many are beginning to wonder if his rapid cognitive decline may pose challenges in the future. However, Biden revealed during the press conference that he plans to run for re-election in 2024.