In Biden’s latest unusual speech, he raised even more concerns about his age being a problem as he hopes to win his second spell as President. This time, in Vietnam, he was rushed off stage before saying the words, “I don’t know about you, but I’m going to bed.”
“We Talked About the Third World”
In a bizarre turn of events on a Sunday night in Vietnam, President Joe Biden’s press conference took a dramatic turn as he declared he was “going to bed.”
The President was in the middle of answering questions from journalists when he was abruptly interrupted and forced to leave the stage.
As he spoke about the topics discussed, he didn’t realize his mic was switched off, “We talked about stability, we talked about the Third World, excuse me, the Southern Hemisphere has access to change. It wasn’t confrontational at all….”
Karine Jean-Pierre, the press secretary, had to step in to announce the end of the press conference as Biden continued to speak, “Thank you everybody. This ends the press conference. Thanks everyone.”
To make things even stranger, jazz music started playing loudly over the loudspeaker, with Biden still trying to answer questions.
As the music grew louder, Biden put away his notes and awkwardly shuffled offstage, disappearing behind a black curtain.
During the 26-minute press conference, President Biden used the now-famous phrase “lying dog-faced pony soldier” and relied on a list of reporters to call on.
After attending the G20 Leaders’ Summit in India, Biden traveled to Vietnam to strengthen diplomatic ties and ended the day with this memorable press conference.
Lack of Stamina
Biden, who is 80 years old, joked about his stamina and even expressed confusion about whether it was morning or night.
The President shared an anecdote from a John Wayne movie featuring the term “lying dog-faced pony soldier,” and discussed global warming.
Biden was asked about the lack of an agreement on fossil fuels at the G20 Leaders’ Summit, “Well, there’s a lot of lying dog faced pony soldiers out there about global warming. But not anymore,” he replied.
Polls Don’t Look Good
The press conference began over an hour late, and Biden acknowledged that his aides had provided a list of journalists for him to call on.
Biden struggled to manage the questions, especially when they were related to China, Russia, and North Korea.
The President appeared to mostly ignore questions about domestic concerns, including his low poll numbers and potential legal issues involving his son, Hunter.
Polls have shown widespread concerns about Biden’s age, with many Americans believing he is too old for a second term.
‘He Is Still up to the Job’
Despite these concerns, White House aides pointed to Biden’s whirlwind trip as evidence that he is still up to the job.
Throughout the press conference, Biden made quirky remarks about the time difference and his schedule.
Biden called on an all-female list of reporters, prompting one journalist to comment on the choice of questioners.
As the press conference came to an end, Biden joked about going to bed, leaving critics to question his ability to handle a second term, “I don’t know about you, but I’m going to bed,” he said as he began to walk off stage.
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