VIDEO: Biden In Worse Shape Than Anyone Thought

Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

( – During a recent speech at a trade union conference in Washington, D.C., President Joe Biden experienced a slight mishap. While delivering his speech from a teleprompter, he inadvertently read aloud a stage direction intended to cue an applause break, creating an awkward moment. This incident occurred amidst what resembled a typical campaign speech.

In his address, Biden articulated a vision for the country, saying, “I see an America where we defend democracy, not diminish it. I see an America where we protect freedoms, not take them away,” he continued, outlining an economy built from the bottom up, emphasizing fair taxation for the wealthy to support social programs while still cutting the federal deficit and boosting the economy.

The mix-up happened when he added, “Imagine what we could do next. Four more years, pause,” followed by laughter, acknowledging the slip.

The speech was part of an event where Biden received backing from the North American Building Trades Unions (NABTU). He used the opportunity to criticize former President Donald Trump’s policies and attitudes towards unions, describing them as favorable only to the ultra-wealthy. Biden juxtaposed his economic policies against Trump’s, labeling them as the “Scranton” versus “Mar-a-Lago” plans, references to his own Pennsylvania roots and Trump’s Florida estate.

This error is the latest in a series of verbal slip-ups by Biden, which provide ongoing material for his critics. For example, just a day earlier, at a Florida rally focusing on abortion, Biden misspoke in a way that accidentally critiqued his and his party’s trustworthiness. He remarked, “I don’t know why we’re surprised by Trump. How many times does he have to prove we can’t be trusted?” which led to laughter from the audience.

Despite the gaffe, Biden continued his speech without acknowledging the error. Critics and commentators, particularly on social media platforms like X, quickly seized on the mistake, with some expressing amusement over their unexpected agreement with the president’s statement.

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