President Joe Biden continues to baffle Americans with remarks that indicate that he is not actually in charge of his own presidential administration.
“I am sorry to go on so long,” Biden said. “But I can’t, I can’t thank you enough for all you’ve done for the country. And what you’ve done for me over my career. You’ve educated me. You’ve brought me along. And you’ve always been there.”
“Now, I am supposed to stop and walk out of the room here,” Biden said. “I am going to stop, and with your permission, I am going to walk into the room and say hello.”
The labor union he was addressing chortled at Biden’s remark. But it is difficult imagine another world leader suggesting on such a consistent basis that he is not actually in charge in the government.
In June, Biden made a remark about ‘getting in trouble’ at a summit between the European Union and the United States:
"I'm going to get in trouble."
Biden confuses himself while reading notes at EU-US summit. This is just *embarrassing.* Watch:🔻 pic.twitter.com/Z0qoW6aqaZ
— Becker News (@NewsBecker) June 15, 2021
“And uhh, I’ve said before and I apologize for the confusion,” he said. “Oh, I didn’t… that’s my national security adviser,” he added while pointing to the side.
“We’ve got a lot of people here, I apologize,” Biden continued. “I’m going to get in trouble, but… anyway, we’ll get back to that.”
In April, Biden took a question from a reporter about sending vaccines to India and he gave a similar response.
“Will you make it faster for them to get the vaccine, the vaccines we will get soon?” a reporter asked.
“Say it again?” Biden asked.
“India. They are suffering at this moment.”
“I am sorry. Just… last question I will take,” Biden replied. “I’m really going to be in trouble,” he added.
Biden made the same suggestion about getting in “trouble” at the G7 summit in response to Jennifer Jacobs of Bloomberg News.
“I’m sorry, I’m going to get in trouble with staff if I don’t do this the right way,” Biden said.
Furthermore, the president has refused to take questions at ‘press conferences’ on numerous occasions. It is yet another sign that while Joe Biden is named as the “president” of the United States, his remarks belie there are other people who are actually in charge of him.
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