Another reminder that the public hangs on the words of the Leader of the Free World.
Today’s incident happened at the tail end of a speech where President Biden announced his nomination of two female generals. Gen. Jacqueline D. Van Ovost and Gen. Laura J. Richardson for the position of four-star combatants in the Air Force and Army, respectively.
While Vice-President Harris also attended an event meant to help celebrate International Women’s Day, Biden’s concluding remarks had him in his usual trailing off.
“I just 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. Uh, I want to make sure we thank the secretary for all he's done to try to implement what we just talked about and for recommending these two women for promotion. Thank you all. May God bless you all and may God protect our troops.”
In the first week of March alone, questions surrounding the mental capacity of the Commander-in-Chief have reignited. Especially surrounding the unusual lack of Biden hosting a formal press conference. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki has been asked about this topic repeatedly, only to allude from directly answering inquiries.
Most notably, the White House cut President Biden’s live feed at a virtual event with Democrat lawmakers. It happened immediately following him saying he’d be “happy to take questions.”