In the exchange, a soldier appears to say something, catching Biden’s attention like a shiny object. It’s unclear what went wrong here, but something clearly did go wrong, as other social media users weren’t loath to point out:
Biden gets confused (again) pic.twitter.com/OOfqTvmnnr— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) November 11, 2023
If that was a private in the military, he would be getting kicked out for not knowing his Customs and courtesies.But 81,000,000 people didn’t like Trump for saying mean things. This is pathetic. — Hotep Davei 𝕏 (@Davei_Boi) November 11, 2023
And the trend continues… pic.twitter.com/MdDfdCR0T1— 🇺🇸 Pismo 🇺🇸 (@Pismo_B) November 11, 2023
That last remark is in response to another gaffe from earlier this year in which the president used that as an exit line during a speech. Not only would this be weird behavior in Merrie England while Queen Elizabeth II was the monarch, it came in the very American state of Connecticut and after the queen had departed this vale of tears, as USA Today pointed out. his agenda box-checking by proudly announcing that “no veteran is denied the honor they earn because there is discharged for being LBTQ-plus.”
God save the Queen, man— Jake Schneider (@jacobkschneider) November 11, 2023
What Biden really meant to say is that those who received an other-than-honorable discharge for homosexual behavior or outing themselves as LGBT while the military was under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” are being sought out to have those discharges changed — because apparently, breaking the established rules of an all-volunteer force is perfectly fine if the political party in power later decides those rules were rubbish, mostly to please its socially liberal base. So the guy can remember to read his talking points off of a teleprompter almost right. Honoring those who served no matter what their political beliefs are, not so much. Why is this worrying? One commenter summed it up perfectly:
BIDEN: “…and that no veteran is denied the honor they earn because there is discharged for being L-B-T-Q-plus” pic.twitter.com/e5vpgY6jZh— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) November 11, 2023
Remember, we’re currently backing Ukraine in a conflict with Russia that could be seen, in a certain light — particularly by the Kremlin — as a proxy war between NATO and Moscow. The Israel-Hamas war has decimated peace efforts in the Middle East and threatens to metastasize across the region. And in Beijing, the high officials of the Chinese Communist Party watch with wolfish grins on their faces and their eyes turned toward Taiwan. As the world teeters on the brink of catastrophe, the guy who’s supposed to be the glue that holds it all together can’t figure out where to stand. Not only is this an insult to veterans, it should be an insult to voters that the Democratic Party believes this man can stay in the highest office in the land until 2029.
Quite reassuring while we’re on the brink of WWIII.— Pete Cummings (@_PeteCummings) November 11, 2023
This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.