President Joe Biden appeared to require assistance leaving a stage on Friday after delivering a speech and ending hit with a strange statement.
Biden’s speech at the National Safety Communities Summit in Connecticut was on gun control, a favored policy among Democrats and certainly his administration. Before he left the stage, the president thanked the attendees for coming and said, “God save the queen, man.”
Presumably, he was referring to the late Queen Elizabeth II of Britain, who passed away on Sept. 8 at Balmoral Castle in Ballater, Scotland. Interestingly, Biden attended her funeral in London, while first lady Jill Biden attended the coronation of King Charles III — which means the new saying should be “God save the king.”
“But the scene became even more bizarre immediately following the gaffe.
Biden seemed unaware of where he should exit, pointing at the people offstage and asking them where he should go,” the Western Journal reported.
“Eventually, an aide came up and helped him off, and Biden awkwardly jogged across the stage to make an exit.”
Earlier this month, Fox News host Harris Faulkner discussed the fallout and implications of a nasty fall Biden took after he gave the commencement speech at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.
During a segment on “Outnumbered,” Faulkner said Biden “looked like a bug” after his on-stage fall, arguing that he presented a “very vulnerable, capitulated view for an enemy.”
Former White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany began the segment by showing a photo of the fall. This led to the co-hosts taking turns slamming Biden and what kind of “message” that sends to the world.
“His images often summed up a presidency, and I saw his yesterday of this, he tweeted it out, and it’s just this image of the Biden presidency of him being helped up in a kind of decrepit position, and it’s, you risk an image like this defining your presidency, regardless of the sandbag, but just the questions of mental acuity and more,” said McEnany.
Faulkner issued a similar response.
“Well, I’m just gonna say it – just before that photograph was taken, he was on the ground with his heels and the soles of his feet faced the sky and it reminded me of when he had fallen off the bike, he wasn’t clipped into the bike, but he had his feet in the clips, he wasn’t moving, he had stopped, and he tipped over and he ended up like in sort of a bug position with his heels and his hands to the- that is a very vulnerable, capitulated view to an enemy,” she said.
“And just knowing that our enemies see him like that and the soles of his feet and can’t get up on his own and that sort of thing is difficult. But having that compassion that Emily is talking about is important. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. really wants to debate this president, but he told me he was never gonna debate him. I mean, Biden can’t go do that,” Faulkner added.
The report added:
The oldest-ever US president looked confused as first lady Jill Biden led him by the hand to meet his Japanese counterpart and his wife for a photo op in Hiroshima ahead of the Group of Seven summit there.