- President Joe Biden addressed the nation regarding a special counsel report on his memory lapses.
- Special counsel Robert Hur’s report detailed instances of Biden’s degenerating memory.
- Biden made an embarrassing mistake during the address, confusing the leaders of Mexico and Egypt.
President Joe Biden held a national address on Thursday in order to lash out angrily at a special counsel report that revealed many memory lapses, and then he made an embarrassing mistake.
Special counsel Robert Hur said in his report that the president exhibited evidence of degenerating memory to the point that it would be difficult to persuade a jury that he was guilty of willfully committing crimes related to document security.
Biden specifically zeroed in on the account in the report that he had forgotten the date of the death of his son, Beau Biden. Then, he forgot the name of the saint he prayed to and simply moved on.
“I know there’s some attention paid to some language in the report about my recollection of events. There’s even reference that I don’t remember when my son died,” said the president in the address.
“How in the hell dare he raise that?” he asked rhetorically.
“Frankly, when I was asked the question, I thought to myself, ‘What is any of their damn business?’ Let me tell you something, some of you have commented, I swear since the day he died, every single day, the rosary that he got from our lady of…,” he said, forgetting the saint’s name and moving on.
“Every Memorial Day, we hold a service remembering him attending by friends and family, people who loved him,” said Biden. “I don’t need anyone to remind me of when he passed away.”
Biden went on to toss his staff under the bus and blame them for the documents found in his possession. He also fired back at the special counsel’s referring to him as a “sympathetic, well-meaning elderly man with a poor memory,” when asked by a reporter.
“I’m well-meaning and I’m an elderly man and I know what the hell I’m doing. I put this country back on its feet. I don’t need his recommendation,” Biden replied.
Biden then went on to confuse the leaders of Mexico and Egypt while talking about the crisis at the U. S.-Mexico border.
“Initially, the president of Mexico, Sisi, did not want to open up the gate to allow humanitarian material to get in to allow humanitarian material to get in,” said the president. “I talked to him, I convinced him to open the gate.”
Critics of the president pounced on the mistake to lambast him even more about his memory lapses.
“My memory has not gotten worse,” the 81-year-old claimed. “My memory is fine!”
Clear Thoughts (op-ed)
President Joe Biden’s national address on Thursday was a testament to the findings of special counsel Robert Hur’s report on the president’s memory lapses. Biden’s anger towards the report and his subsequent embarrassing mistake only served to validate the concerns raised.
It’s alarming to witness the leader of our nation struggle with remembering significant details, such as the saint he prayed to, and even confusing the leaders of Mexico and Egypt. Such mistakes are not just embarrassing, they can have severe consequences on diplomatic relations and the administration’s credibility.
As conservatives, we must ask ourselves if it’s acceptable for the president to be in such a state. Should we continue to ignore these issues, or is it time to address the elephant in the room? The future of our nation depends on strong, capable leadership – and that requires a clear mind.
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