Current president Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump each had their respective moments of ‘confusion’ on Saturday, according to various reports.
Joe Biden had an embarrassing moment at a ceremony honoring the nation’s military members on Veterans Day.
Joe Biden at a service 'honoring' America's veterans.
He walks around aimlessly before being directed to go stand in line.
This presidency is an absolute joke.pic.twitter.com/iHSA8WXA8b
— Kyle Becker (@kylenabecker) November 12, 2023
At Arlington National Cemetery, Biden required stage directions from a military member during the solemn wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier as part of Veterans Day observances.
In order to position the floral wreath atop a stand situated in the plaza in front of the memorial honoring America’s missing and unidentified war dead, Biden needed the aid of a member of the tomb’s honor guard.
Biden took a step back from the wreath and momentarily hesitated before signing the cross onto himself.
After stepping back, turning, and taking several steps away from the wreath, he pivoted back and re-approached the officer.
As the military member raised a gloved hand toward Vice President Kamala Harris from a distance of several feet, the president joined the others back in line.
Monica Crowley and Matthew Marsden weighed in on the excruciating moment.
The human roomba strikes again.
And the @GOP still can’t beat him.
— Matthew Marsden (@matthewdmarsden) November 11, 2023
“Embarrassing and horrifying,” Crowley remarked.
“The human roomba strikes again,” said Marsden. “And the GOP still can’t beat him.”
Donald Trump will see about that.
But on Saturday, Trump had an eyebrow-raising moment of his own. However, it’s up for debate if the former president was being coy or made a genuine gaffe.
In New Hampshire, he used the campaign event to poke fun at his political rival Biden whom he constantly referred to as ‘crooked.’
“He would be confused because I think my audience behind me is bigger than my audience in front of me,” he jested.
“He’d be saying what do I do, where am I. What is this strange speaking venue I’m in the middle of a room,” he went on.
“You ever see the end of his speech? He has no clue how to get off. You got stairs there, jump off the front, do anything just don’t walk into a wall,” he joshed.
“He walks into walls,” Trump added. “But this is the guy we have negotiating with Putin and president Xi of China. This is who we have in charge of nuclear.”
Donald Trump imitating Biden walking off stage is hilarious “you could even walk off the front, jump or something… he usually walks to the back into a wall” 🤣 pic.twitter.com/536snARAkl
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) October 9, 2023
But a few times, Donald Trump has mixed up the Biden and Obama presidencies. He also seemed to mix up states on the campaign trail, which seems to happen to many politicians during a prolonged presidential campaign.
Trump has been having serious trouble with names lately.
On a number of occasions, he’s confused Obama and Biden. Here’s a really concerning moment:pic.twitter.com/5v3gJqPwUH
— DeSantis War Room 🐊 (@DeSantisWarRoom) November 6, 2023
The DeSantis campaign jumped all over these mix-ups. As did the mainstream media.
“We talk about Biden's age a lot…Trump has become also increasingly confused about things,” @JonKarl says of the former president.
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) November 5, 2023
“We talk about Biden’s age a lot…Trump has become also increasingly confused about things,” Jon Karl argued. “He confuses basic facts, says some rather strange things, but there isn’t much attention paid.”
Former Trump acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell pushed back on Karl’s narrative.
Karl covers Washington DC and ignores President Biden in moments like this….
The media is totally corrupt. https://t.co/hAd9nI7Mjj
— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) November 11, 2023
ABC’s Jon Karl “today is mocking Donald Trump for being ‘confused’. Karl covers Washington DC and ignores President Biden in moments like this…,” he pointed out, adding, “The media is totally corrupt.”