President Joe Biden revived one of his most infamous Bidenisms during a trip to Vietnam on Sunday as he addressed reporters about climate change.
Biden referred to people who do not buy into the theory that there is a climate emergency as “lying, dog-faced pony soldiers.”
The president was in Hanoi on a diplomatic visit after spending the previous day in India with world leaders for the Group of 20 summit.
“Did you ever think you’d be sitting at a G-20 conference where everyone was preoccupied with the notion of global warming?” he asked those in attendance at the Marriott Hotel Hanoi. “Not a joke. Did you ever think that?”
Biden then invoked his brother, who he said loves to quote old films.
There’s — there’s a movie about John Wayne. He’s an Indian scout. And they’re trying to get the Ap- — I think it was the Apache — one — one of the great tribes of America back on the reservation,” the president said.
He continued, “And he’s standing with a Union [soldier] so he’s — they’re all on their — and they’re on their horses in their saddles. And there’s three or four Indians in headdresses, and the Union soldiers — and the Union soldiers are basically saying to the Indians, ‘Come with me, we’ll take care of you. We’ll — everything will be good.’
“And the Indian scout — the Indian looks at John Wayne and points to the Union soldier and says, ‘He’s a lying, dog-faced pony soldier.’”
Biden then repeated the line while he broadly referred to those who are not aligned with his climate agenda.
“Well, there’s a lot of lying, dog-faced pony soldiers out there about — about global warming,” he said.
“But not anymore. All of a sudden, they’re all realizing it’s a problem. And there’s nothing like seeing the light.”