A recent TikTok trend is using a hilarious audio recording of President Biden epically failing to convince Americans he is “mentally focused.” The gaffe comes from a September interview on “60 Minutes” when CBS correspondent Scott Pelley asked Biden about his mental capacity to run the United States. “How would you say your mental focus is?” asked Pelley, to which Biden responded by rambling off a slew of bizarre and incoherent fragments. “Oh it’s focused,” answered Biden with a laugh. “I’d say it’s — I think it’s — I haven’t. Look, I have trouble even mentioning, even saying to myself, my own head, the number of years. I no more think of myself as being as old as I am than fly.”
Social media users seized the audio and have used it for a host of comedic content. One user lip-synced to Biden’s response but changed the words to “mental focus after three kids,” writing in her caption “You could say I have Biden brain.”
These two police officers played the Biden gaffe to explain their deteriorating attention spans due to watching too much TikTok.
A mom likened Biden’s response to what her daughter says when asked about how her day was at school.
This girl said the Biden gaffe was like “an actual replay of the day [she] was diagnosed with ADHD.”
One woman joked that the gaffe was similar to her “focus during prayer.”
A student used the quote to show what it’s like when his English teacher asks for his thoughts on an assigned reading he didn’t do.
One man compared the Biden gaffe to athletes taking a concussion test.
This isn’t the first time TikTokers have turned an embarrassing Biden gaffe into a hilarious trend. Gym-going TikTokers have been mocking Biden for an unintelligible “motivational” quote for months now. Both TikTok trends are funny, but Biden’s cognitive decline is no joke.
The president’s bizarre response to a question about his mental faculties ironically proved that he is not at all “mentally focused.” Practically every week there are new Biden gaffes to reinforce the unsettling feeling that our president is not fit to serve. At a news conference in Bali on Monday, the president couldn’t read from a paper that reportedly contained a list of pre-approved reporters for him to call on. “Um—uh, I’m having trouble reading this,” said Biden. “Reuters, Natandya Bo—Bose.” The reporter’s name is Nandita Bose.
Twice last week Biden mixed up Colombia and Cambodia. The first time was ahead of his trip to Cambodia for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit when he told reporters he was “heading over to Colombia.” The second time was during the summit when he referred to the ASEAN chair, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, as the prime minister of Columbia.
Fox News reported that between Sept. 26 to Oct. 24, while Biden was on the campaign trail for Democrats ahead of the midterms, he averaged nearly a gaffe per day. Notably, he called General Motors CEO Mary Barra “Amy Barrett.” Barrett is not in fact the CEO of General Motors, but a Supreme Court justice. Then he referred to Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., as a “friend in the Senate,” and he even forgot the name of a candidate he was at that time endorsing in Maryland. “And, of course, you got that next governor. What’s his name? Wes… Wes…” said Biden at the get-out-the-vote rally. He then turned to the audience members holding “Wes Moore” signs and exclaimed “Wes Moore!” once he read the candidate’s name on their posters. “The guy’s the real deal, man.”
Perhaps the worst Biden gaffe in recent memory was during the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health, when the president asked for the late Rep. Jackie Walorski, R-Ind., who had been killed the month prior in a tragic car accident with two members of her staff.
During the following White House press conference, reporter after reporter (from both sides of the political aisle) grilled Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, asking repeatedly what the president meant by “Where’s Jackie?” and whether Biden was aware of Walorski’s death. Jean-Pierre clumsily dodged each question with the confusing answer that Walorski was “top of mind” for the president.
Biden’s health concerns are deeply serious. Clearly, the leader of the free world is not in his right mind. His deteriorating mental faculties have made America the laughingstock of international news outlets and made our country appear vulnerable to foreign adversaries, particularly in China. It also begs the disquieting question, since Biden’s cognitive state indicates he is incapable of leading the country: who is behind the scenes running the show?
Evita Duffy is a staff writer to The Federalist and the co-founder of the Chicago Thinker. She loves the Midwest, lumberjack sports, writing, and her family. Follow her on Twitter at @evitaduffy_1 or contact her at email@example.com.
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