Joe Biden completely forgot the name of his Defense Secretary today when he was thanking him during an International Women’s Day speech. Secretary Lloyd Austin was standing right behind him in the brown suit when he blanked out:
Whoops: Biden forgets the name of the Pentagon, as well as the name of his secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austin pic.twitter.com/ZtcgHLBIAO
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) March 8, 2021
Man, Biden completely stammered his way through this. Here’s what he said:
So I want to thank you both and I want to thank the Sec…the…the uh…former general – I keep calling him general – my…my uh…the guy who runs that outfit over there. I want to make sure we thank the Secretary for all he’s done to try and implement what we just talked about…
“…the guy who runs that outfit over there…”
Good grief. Can you imagine what would’ve happened if President Trump forgot the name of one of his secretaries who was on stage with him? The media would have had endless experts on to talk about dementia and other likely mental illnesses. Seriously, that’s exactly the kind of thing they did when Trump drank water with two hands, and all he was doing was trying to protect his tie.
But you won’t hear any of that kind of ridiculous medical speculation about Biden. Well, not until they are ready to remove him and make Kamala president. Seems too soon for that…
UPDATE: Just to make my point about Austin being there, here’s where he was standing:
By the way, Austin was the first one to speak at this presser. And Biden still couldn’t remember his name.