In a speech in December 2021, he again couldn’t recall Austin’s title, referring to him as “the, the sec — secretary of the, uh, of the, uh, of — Secretary Austin.” But Austin is not the only high-profile figure who confounds Biden. There have been numerous incidents in which he forgot the names or titles of some of the most prominent figures in American political life. For instance, last year, he could not remember the name of then-House Minority Leader and now Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy.
Whoops: Biden forgets the name of the Pentagon, as well as the name of his secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austin pic.twitter.com/ZtcgHLBIAO— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) March 8, 2021
On another occasion, he forgot the name of Mitt Romney, the man he and Barack Obama ran against in the 2012 presidential campaign, merely referring to him as “the senator who was a Mormon.” Kentanji Brown Jackson, the woman he nominated to the Supreme Court last year, calling her “Kejan — Kejan — Kentanji Drown Jackson.” Perhaps most embarrassingly of all, on one occasion, Biden forgot the name of Barack Obama, the very man to whom he served as vice president.
Joe Biden appears to forget Kevin McCarthy’s name: “The solid meeting with uh…with uh…the uh…” pic.twitter.com/v9XNvxlInh— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) May 12, 2021
Now while his latest stumble might seem somewhat amusing, as one Twitter user pointed out, it is truly embarrassing and lowers the nation’s prestige.
Joe Biden appears to forget Barack Obama’s name pic.twitter.com/ffyaqSHYBA— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) August 28, 2019
Worse, as this was a speech about providing tanks to Ukraine after he previously said doing so might cause “World War III,” this cannot possibly inspire confidence in our allies. In fact, it does just the opposite. So while these gaffes by themselves are not very notable, they add up, and their impact on this nation and its relationship with other countries should concern every American. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
Omg, he is embarrassing us all, our country needs help— trm (@mt_1rr) January 25, 2023