Joe Biden is in South Korea to build economic ties. Joe being Joe, the visit has provided a few head-scratchers. Indeed, from the time Joe touched down, the confusion began. He arrived aboard Air Force One wearing a mask and inadvertently walked down the steps by himself with it on. But then, as he approached another individual to say hello, he ripped it off. Someone will have to explain this to me because I’m looking at it and all I see is his brain is gone. Either that or someone informed him that you can catch COVID from walking down airplane steps alone outside. Peak absurdity has been reached.
Not to mention wearing the sunglasses on an aircraft that was inside, but then removing them when he stepped outside into the light.It got far worse: He’s attempting to strengthen our economic ties with South Korea, but he can’t recall the name of the South Korean president next to him.
“I’d like to thank everybody, both here in the United States and around the world. And President Moon — Yoon, I want to express my gratitude for all that you’ve done so far,” Biden said as he concluded his speech.
The previous president was Moon Jae-in. Yoon Suk Yeol is the current president.
Biden has a hard time remembering names and titles, but when he does it to a foreign leader, it’s just a little more mortifying. He’s referred to Kamala Harris as “President Harris” at least three times since then; the most recent occurrence was last week, at the ASEAN summit when world leaders were present. He referred to one of the victims of the Buffalo mass shooting by the incorrect first name and got other details wrong. He not only mixed up titles while he was last in Washington State, but he also misgendered a member of Congress, despite being seated in front of him. Biden then left out any titles or first names of members of Congress to whom he was referring, simply calling them by their last names so that he wouldn’t make the same mistake again.
Then, with Joe, there’s always the struggle against the teleprompter: does he even see it, read it correctly, or even comprehend what he’s talking about half the time? It’s a never-ending debate.
“We are, uh, a part of this revolutionary automobile sector, which is advancing us down the path where we’ll be delivering an, uh, uh, all-electric future to the United States,” Biden said.