Last Updated on December 16, 2021
Joe Biden struggled to speak through a Medal of Honor ceremony and momentarily forgot his own Secretary of Defense’s name again.
As a growing multitude of Americans continue to question the President’s cognitive abilities, Biden repeatedly stammered, stuttered, forgot things, and struggled with reading the teleprompter during his speech at today’s Medal of Honor ceremony.
During the ceremony, Biden forgot the name of Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin. This marks the second time Biden has managed to forget Austin’s name while speaking about him in public.
“I want to thank all of our distinguished guests that are here today. The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, the, the, Sec-Secretary of the uh, uh, of the uh, uh, [inaudible] Secretary Austin,” Biden struggled to say for nearly 8 seconds.
During the end of his speech, Biden could be seen squinting at the camera, ostensibly as he tried to make out the words on the teleprompter in front of him.
Moments later, Biden randomly raised his voice for a portion of the speech for reasons unknown.
The Medal of Honor ceremony was held for three soldiers: US Army Sergeant First Class Alwyn Cashe, Sergeant First Class Christopher Celiz and Master Sergeant Earl Plumlee, United States Army, for their time serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Questions about Biden’s cognitive abilities were also raised last week when Biden muttered “end of message” during his speech for the late Senator Bob Dole as he lied in state in the Capitol Rotunda, National File reported.
“‘Our nation has certainly faced periods of division, but at the end of the day, we’ve always found ways to come together. We can find that unity again.’ And the message said end of message,” Biden said, presumably not noticing that the “end of message” text was likely on the teleprompter to signal that he should stop quoting late Senator Dole.
The latest gaffe by the elderly President comes after he recently said during a November jobs report press conference that his toddler grandson “likes to kiss his pop, and he’d been kissing my… anyway.”