Former President Barack Obama mocked an apparently fictional person whom he called “Uncle Joe” during a speech on Thursday, though some viewers were quick to notice parallels between “Uncle Joe” and President Joe Biden.
“We all know some folks in our lives, who we don’t wish them ill will. They say crazy stuff and we’re all like, ‘Well, Uncle Joe, you know what happened to him,’” Obama stated, drawing laughter from the audience.
“They’re part of the family, but you don’t give them serious responsibilities,” the former President added.
OBAMA: "We all know some folks in our lives who — we don’t wish them ill will. They say crazy stuff & we’re all like, ‘Well, you know, Uncle Joe, you know what happened to him.’ They're part of the family but you don't give them serious responsibilities."pic.twitter.com/4cl6Ibmuro
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While it appears Obama was trying to talk about a hypothetical person named Uncle Joe, viewers speculated that the choice of the name “Uncle Joe” may have been a Freudian slip, given his past criticism of the former vice president.
Obama has been quoted in the past as saying, “Don’t underestimate Joe’s ability to f**k things up.”
In 2019, Obama noted, “And you know who really doesn’t have it? Joe Biden,” in reference to a strong personal connection to the electorate.
Biden’s speech processing abilities malfunctioned last month while delivering remarks at a White House press briefing, stumbling his way through various unintelligible words before declaring “Biden’s being an extremist.”
It is unclear what the President of the United States what referring in the bungled sentence, as he stammered, “Biden’s being a pup-, a puck-, a cuppa-, [sic] Biden’s being an extremist.”
The garbled gaffe was described as a “meltdown” by many critics, following on the heels of his declaration that he will do “nothing” to reverse any of the highly unpopular policies of his administration.
During the same briefing, Biden doubled down on antagonizing the majority of Americans who believe the country is heading in the “wrong direction” under his administration’s watch, confirming he will do “nothing” to address the concerns of those who are worried about his administration’s performance thus far.
This news and commentary by Gabriel Keane originally appeared on Valiant News.