By now, we’re all used to seeing Joe Biden embarrass himself and his supporters with flagrant misrepresentations and absent-minded gaffes.
When making his latest push for gun control, however, he flubbed a line that about the Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Florida that really showcased his feeble state of mind.
According to the New York Post:
President Biden confused his centuries on Monday, saying that 17 people were gunned down at a Parkland, Fla., high school in “1918,” rather than 2018.
“Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida — 1918, 17 dead, 17 injured,” the oldest-ever US president said on the White House lawn as he celebrated a gun-policy law that he signed last month to enhance background checks on young would-be firearm buyers, among other reforms.
Biden botched the date about three minutes after he was heckled by gun control advocate Manuel Oliver, whose 17-year-old son Joaquin was killed in the Parkland massacre. Oliver urged Biden to create an in-house gun control office.
Biden, who turns 80 Nov. 20, frequently commits gaffes, recounts false memories or displays imprecise pronunciation. He has attributed some of the errors to a stutter he overcame in childhood, but the mistakes routinely invite questions about his fitness for office, especially from Republicans.
The woefully incorrect statement is just the latest reason critics on both sides of the aisle are insisting he is unfit to serve in the White House.
The President of the United States is medically unfit to fulfill his duties as Commander in Chief. If Biden were a General he would be relieved of his command.
— Matthew Kolken (@mkolken) July 8, 2022
This quote is astonishing. If this is truly the Biden White House’s response to the call-to-action on abortion rights, he is wholly unfit for this moment in history.
— Sawyer Hackett (@SawyerHackett) July 9, 2022
Joe Biden is unfit to lead our country.@BuckSexton believes the 25th Amendment may actually need be in play.
— The Clay Travis & Buck Sexton Show (@clayandbuck) July 11, 2022
He missed the date of a mass shooting by a whole century just days after he seemed to read parenthetical instructions aloud during a speech about abortion.
The world is laughing at us.
Biden just said, “repeat the line” instead of repeating the line.
Can the prompter operator please write, “I am unfit to serve as President, I resign.”? pic.twitter.com/S7pgaTngo4
— Lidia Curanaj (@LidiaNews) July 8, 2022
"REPEAT THE LINE." President Joe Biden gets stumped by the teleprompter script by reading aloud "repeat the line" instead of saying the line again. https://t.co/KP3BkPYEVs
This gaffe comes as Biden signed an executive order on abortion access. pic.twitter.com/3xmvWnHle7
— Newsmax (@newsmax) July 8, 2022
Even though no other Democrat has stepped forward to announce a primary challenge, it appears that a majority of the party’s voters want to see someone else on the ballot in 2024.
As Axios reported:
A majority of Democrats say they would prefer a new candidate over President Biden on the ballot in 2024, according to a new New York Times/Siena College poll published Monday.
Why it matters: Decades-high inflation, high gas prices, low approval ratings and concerns about Biden’s age are all hurdles for the White House.
Biden has stated more than once he intends to run for re-election in 2024.
The big picture: Roughly 64% of Democratic voters polled said they believe the party should nominate a different candidate for president in 2024.
Here’s a clip of his latest groan-inducing gaffe: