During his address to the Nevada electorate over the weekend, Joe Biden was expected to provide voters with a rationale for his candidacy for a second term.
Conversely, the inaugural octogenarian president provided an additional justification for his untenability to the White House by rambling a narrative involving his encounters with foreign leaders shortly after assuming office, which notably excluded a leader who has been deceased for close to thirty years.
Even worse, he identified the individual’s country incorrectly.
Graham Allen, a podcaster and conservative commentator, commented on social media with his 399k followers, “This is not a healthy sign.”
This is not a healthy sign:
Joe Biden said that he recently met with “Mitterand from Germany.”
Mitterand was the FRENCH President between 1981 and 1995 and died in 1996.
— Graham Allen (@GrahamAllen_1) February 5, 2024
Biden was at the Pearson Community Center in Las Vegas on Tuesday, prior to the Silver State’s primary, where he is facing a token challenge from spiritual sage Marianne Williamson, according to a transcript from the White House.
(The president’s other token Democratic challenger, Minnesota Rep. Dean Phillips, is not on the Nevada ballot.)
In a speech filled with criticisms of former President Donald Trump, Biden included an anecdote about a meeting that occurred shortly after he assumed office to demonstrate his rapport with foreign leaders.
It appears that he was alluding to the June 2021 summit of the Group of Seven in Cornwall, England.
“You know, right — right after I was elected, I went to what they call a G7 meeting, all the NATO leaders,” the president said, according to the transcript. “And it was in — it was in the south of England. And I sat down and I said, ‘America is back.’
“And Mitterrand, from Germany — I mean, from France, looked at me and said — said, ‘You know, what — why — how long you back for?’”
He did, however, rectify the nationality error. Since 1995, however, no “Mitterrand” has held the French presidency. In 1996, that president, Francois Mitterrand, passed away.
(Americans of a certain age might remember that both Mitterrand’s wife and mistress attended his funeral, as The New York Times reported at the time.)
At least according to a correction in the White House transcript, the leader to whom Biden was referring was French President Emmanuel Macron, who has been in office since 2017.
It is common knowledge among individuals with even a cursory interest in politics that Biden has previously tarnished his reputation in public. It is not the hundredth, second, or even third, either.
Constantly attempting to locate a congresswoman who has been deceased for months or repeating and embellishing an objectively false story about a fire at his home when he was a senator, the man in the presidency has repeatedly demonstrated that his grasp of reality is so tenuous that he would be more at home in a psychiatrist’s office than in the Oval Office.
The social media response to a Biden error was, as usual, caustic, grimly humorous, or both.
The following is an equitable sampling. The initial one, authored by former Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell, criticized Democratic spokespeople by name. Ben Rhodes, the former deputy national security advisor to the Obama White House, accurately stated:
It’s going to take a lot of money from the Left to try and convince Americans that Joe Biden has made America safer. @brhodes has to sell an open border, multiple wars, American hostages and Francois Mitterrand coming back from the grave to run Germany….
— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) February 6, 2024
"I See Dead People" – Here's President Joe Biden, Leader of the Free World, talking about his meeting in 2021 at the G7 with former French President François Mitterrand.
Problem is, Mitterrand DIED in 1996!
— Conservative Brief (@ConservBrief) February 6, 2024
Now we know how Biden got so many votes from the dead – he can talk to dead people. Speaking in Las Vegas Joe Biden told a story about speaking with French President Francois Mitterrand in 2021. Mitterrand has been dead since 1996. https://t.co/DS4GgjcFi7 pic.twitter.com/c0veZiDOyO
— @amuse (@amuse) February 6, 2024
A nationalistic political party would have long since escorted Biden from the stage, for his own benefit and the benefit of his fellow Americans.
Conversely, the Democratic Party is endorsing this 81-year-old scumbag of a politician because he represents a unifying figure among their fragmented factions that prevents them from publicly cannibalizing one another in a struggle for the presidential nomination. (Not even Democrats are able to accept Vice President Kamala Harris as a viable substitute.)
Naturally, they are receiving ample support from mainstream media organizations. While these outlets are capable of inundating Donald Trump with negative news stories, they struggle to produce anything that would convince Americans to vote against four more years of Biden’s criminal incompetence—be it on the economy, foreign affairs, the southern border, or even basic cognitive ability.
However, establishment media and the Democratic Party are powerless to address Joe Biden’s greatest weakness: Biden himself.
He was in Las Vegas to persuade electors that, with the experience and sagacity that accompanied his advanced age, he was the ideal candidate to guide a great nation through a period of turmoil.
He took the precise opposite action.
The Lord’s operations are enigmatic.