Joe Biden has faced criticism after his press secretary ended his speech mid-sentence during a media conference in the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi on Sunday.
Biden, who has been blasted by conservatives for the “rambling” nature of his answers to questions about his recent meeting with Chinese Premier Li Qiang at the G20 summit in New Delhi, India, was cut off by Karine Jean-Pierre. The president, 80, left the stage shortly afterwards.
As the president was responding to shouted questions from the press, Jean-Pierre took to the microphone to announce, “Thank you everybody – this ends the press conference.” Biden remained on stage briefly following her announcement, responding to one additional question, though his full answer was inaudible.
Biden had, at that point, taken the five questions from reporters in the room that he said he would, before announcing, “I tell you what, I don’t know about you, but I’m going to bed.”
The man has lost the plot completely. This is elder abuse. He needs to be tucked up at home with a warm drink and Golden Girls re-runs.
It’s also country abuse. We need a leader who has fully functioning faculties.
WHO’S THE BOSS? Biden’s Staffers Cut Off Press Conference in the Middle of Rambling Answer pic.twitter.com/ZRj8obqQbE— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) September 11, 2023
Then there was this…WTH?
JOE BIDEN: “The Indian looks at John Wayne and points to the Union soldier and says, ‘He’s a lying, dog-faced pony soldier!’ Well there’s a lot of lying, dog-faced pony soldiers out there about global warming..”— ALX 🇺🇸 (@alx) September 10, 2023