Whether you like them or not, American presidents have always represented our country’s strength. They serve as the national symbol of American strength, reinforcing the perception of the United States as the most powerful and significant nation on earth.
As more evidence emerges daily that the American president is not in complete control of his faculties, the 80-year-old who currently resides in the White House is altering the world’s perception of him.
Friday, after Biden concluded a speech on gun control by shouting “God save the queen, man,” Sky News Australia host James Macpherson joked that Biden may have been alluding to his dementia.
“Joe Biden concluded a speech on gun control over the weekend by telling his audience, ‘God save the queen, man,’” Macpherson said.
“To which someone should have replied, “She’s been dead almost a year, man.’”
“Why would an American president, speaking in America to an American audience, say, ‘God save the queen?” Macpherson asked. “Has Biden forgotten what country he’s in? Someone needed to tell Biden that Connecticut, where he was speaking, was New England, not England.”
God save the queen is such an unusual phrase, the Sky News host asserted, that Biden “must be sending coded messages,” while others hypothesized that he may be suffering from dementia.
“I like to think it’s a combination of the two. It’s a coded message telling us that he has dementia,” Macpherson said. “I guess he just plain forgot that he was at the queen’s funeral only a few months ago.”
“And what’s with the ‘man’ at the end of the sentence, like he’s an 11th-grade stoner? I can’t imagine how on-edge his team must be every time he holds a microphone,” he said.
“This isn’t the first time Sleepy Joe has forgotten that a friend is deceased,” Macpherson continued. “Last year, he called on politician Jackie Walorski to identify herself at a conference one month after she died in a car accident.”
“A White House spokesperson said Biden misspoke because Walorski had been ‘top of mind.’ I guess the queen must have been ‘top of mind,’ too,” he said facetiously.
“America used to be exemplary, a model others sought to follow. They’re now a laughingstock. And worse? They did it to themselves, man,” the Sky News host concluded.
Although Macpherson’s monologue is amusing, we are not alluding to the hilarious relative we see at Thanksgiving who is not “all there.”
The majority of Americans have known for some time that the current White House occupant is experiencing a significant cognitive decline, as evidenced by his word salads, utterly bizarre utterances, inappropriate handling, lack of balance, and increased mental uncertainty.
Biden loves his word salad. pic.twitter.com/siTLJa2mOR
— MRCTV (@mrctv) June 30, 2022
A confused Joe Biden places his hand over his heart for the Indian national anthem. When he realizes his mistake he sheepishly lowers his hand to his side.
Is Joe getting worse? pic.twitter.com/AlCeLJYqMm
— Brick Suit (@Brick_Suit) June 22, 2023
However, it is not humorous when foreign correspondents comment on the dementia of the president of the greatest nation on earth.
Other than Macpherson, foreign media figures ridiculed the American president for his most recent preposterous remark.
The “God save the queen, man” video was shared on Twitter by Nile Gardiner, a former advisor to the late British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who added, “Joe Biden fully in charge of his faculties.”
Joe Biden fully in charge of his faculties. https://t.co/3m3bub3xW0
— Nile Gardiner (@NileGardiner) June 16, 2023
Even though the quips and ridicule from our allies are excruciating enough, we are oblivious to the damage this display of weakness and confusion is causing to our opponents.
It is highly probable that, behind closed doors, nations such as China, which have zero tolerance for vulnerability, view Biden’s apparent frailty and perplexity as an opportunity to act rather than merely ridicule.