On Monday Joe Biden attended a NATO summit in Brussels, Belgium, after which he conducted a 30-minute press conference.
My colleague Nick Arama has specifically examined Biden’s seeming inability to answer a question posed by CNN’s Jeff Zeleny about Biden having previously called Russian President Vladimir Putin a “killer” and how that might impact their talks in his upcoming summit meeting with Putin.
But the overall tenor of Biden’s press conference put on display for the European press and the entire world the obvious mental deficiencies that Joe Biden is suffering from. His condition — however it might be diagnosed — is not constant and continuous, but his press availability is so tightly controlled and scripted that when Biden does find himself in a difficult moment, his confusion and inability to articulate a coherent response are obvious to everyone.
Here is the YouTube video of the entire press conference. I have some comments with the corresponding timestamps below.
Biden begins the conference with 9 minutes of prepared remarks that he is clearly reading from teleprompters in front of him to his left and right. Nothing shocking about that, as prepared remarks are normal in this situation, and oftentimes a teleprompter issued for the optics of the situation.
Biden remarks touched on the following subjects:
COVID cases and deaths in the US, and the need for more people to get vaccinated. But the comments seemed a bit out of place given their emphasis on the United States given that Biden was speaking from Brussels at the end of the NATO Summit. Yet there was no reference made to efforts to combat COVID in Europe or elsewhere, or how excess vaccine doses in the US might make their way to European allies.
At 1:28, he made a comment that was either completely off-script or it was included to point out that Biden knew where he was and what time it was — one of which he still managed to get wrong:
Folks I know its after 9:30 Brussels time, 9:30 pm, and I’m still in NATO.”
NATO isn’t a
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