When you are in the press as much as the President of the United States, there are bound to be lots of etiquette rules and expectations to be followed. And sometimes, it’s only a given that not all of them will be met with complete satisfaction. But what does it mean when hardly any of them are and reminders are constantly needed?
Well, for Democratic President Joe Biden, it means he can’t remember shit, and his mind is too far gone for the job he’s supposed to do.
Take, for instance, a recent appearance by Biden and his handlers at a semiconductor plant in North Carolina.
On Tuesday, Biden met with and greeted a number of union workers and leaders from the plant. Naturally, his team gave him some instructions on the general plan, where he should stand, etc.
None of this is too abnormal. After all, even the most skilled and experienced actors need to be given a script every now and then.
But what was heard on the mic of a Biden handler who apparently didn’t know anyone was listening is a bit more than that – and rather embarrassing.
The first thing we hear is Biden asking, “Down there?” while pointing down a ramp. To be clear, there is just the one ramp, no maze to navigate, or even another option in the direction he can go.
Then we hear the guide say, “Yes, sir. Down the ramp. And we have people lined up on the left over here, some union workers and leaders.”
Biden then begins waving to those individuals, saying, “Hey, guys – and ladies!”
The guide then continues, giving Biden direct and explicit instructions on what he is to do and where to go. “Your mark is going to be the blue one to the left.”
Biden responded, “I’ll stay in my blue mark. Then I’m going to say hello to each one.”
The guide confirms this, “Yes, sir, I’ll help get you started.”
Again, everyone needs the script or at least a general rundown of the events to come during these strategic meetings. So some of this isn’t too unexpected. Hell, contestants on the Wheel of Fortune are always told where their mark to stand on is by Pat Sajak on air.
And one Democratic strategist noted this on social media, saying that this was just typical “advance work.”
But should a man who has been in the limelight for the better part of a half-century and who is well versed in meeting the public and holding events need to be reminded where to go and who he’s supposed to greet?
I think not.
Furthermore, it’s not like this is the first time this kind of verbal instruction has had to be given to Biden.
When he traveled to a General Motors plant in 2021, he similarly had to be shown his “blue mark.” And then he still passed it up.
It’s also been noted that even in his White House home, he’s gotten lost and went the wrong way. This was also in 2021, so it’s not like it was his first week or day on the job. Besides, even if it had been, it’s not his previous job as Vice President shouldn’t have given him all the knowledge on the White House he needed.
Can it also be considered advance work when the Easter Bunny is giving Biden directions on the White House Lawn?
Or what about this preteen girl who felt the need to point Biden in the direction he was supposed to go?
Hell, he even had to be told via notecard once that he had something on his chin during a meeting with governors to discuss wildfire crises. A staffer is shown giving Biden the note. Then after reading it, the 80-year-old promptly wipes his chin and then appears to put whatever it was in his mouth.
Let me tell you, this is not what is usually considered “advance work.”
Never in the nation’s history has a president had to be given so much instruction and help just to maneuver the most basic of occasions. And I guarantee our enemies have noticed.