President Joe Biden made some strange statements about himself while delivering remarks about the state of the economy in Springfield, Virginia this week.
“No president added more to the debt in four years than my president,” Biden told the crowd at the Steamfitters Local 602 union hall.
Biden then noted, “I-I misspoke. Twenty-five percent of our country’s entire debt.”
Biden, 80, also relayed an anecdote about a gaffe he made in public that led people to question his mental competence.
“I uh, I said that, uh, when I was seeking the nomination I said, ‘Take a seat, everybody!’ and there wasn’t a single chair in the place,” the president recounted.
Biden continued, “They said, ‘That Biden really is stupid, he really doesn’t know a…'” before trailing off and looking for a Congressman whose first name he apparently misremembered.
During a recent appearance at a black church in Atlanta, the commander-in-chief struggled to correctly pronounce the name of Ketanji Brown Jackson, who he appointed to the US Supreme Court.
“Those are the words of Kejan— Kejan— Ketanji Drown Jackson, our Supreme Court justice,” Biden stuttered.
A woman seated close to Biden in the view of the camera shook her head in disappointment following the 80-year-old POTUS’ failure to correctly pronounce the name.
Biden was widely mocked on social media for the gaffe.
Another of Biden’s judicial nominees struggled to answer basic questions about legal philosophy and the Constitution this week.
Judge Charnelle Bjelkengren, of Spokane County Superior Court in Washington State, could not answer Sen. John Kennedy’s questions asking her to defend Articles II and V of the US Constitution, declaring they were “not coming to mind at the moment.”
Bjelkengren also could not provide a definition for the legal philosophy of purposivism, claiming, “In my 12 years as an assistant attorney general, in my nine years as a judge, I was not faced with that precise question.”
Biden’s nominees have largely been approved, despite the widespread controversy surrounding some of their more extreme political positions.
This news and commentary by Gabriel Keane originally appeared on Valiant News.