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Jean-Pierre Abruptly Ends Disastrous Joe Biden Press Conference In Vietnam

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On Sunday during a press conference in Hanoi, Vietnam President Joe Biden was cut off mid-sentence by his Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, and music was cued to play over the President’s voice and he awkwardly ended his remarks.

According to The Washington Times, Biden was discussing a conversation he had with Chinese Premier Li Qiang when Jean-Pierre broke in, interrupting him.

“We talked about at the conference overall. We talked about stability, we talked about the Third World, excuse me, the Southern Hemisphere has access to changes… had access. It wasn’t confrontational at all…He came up to me, he said …” Biden said before being cut off.

Jean-Pierre began speaking over him and said the press conference was over as Jazz music began to play.

“Thank you everybody. This ends… the press conference. Thanks, everyone. Thank you,” she said quickly.

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Biden paused and appeared momentarily confused before saying, “Thank you, thank you,” and putting down the microphone.

He appeared to try taking one more question from reporters but did not answer before being led down off of the stage. Some on social media have suggested this was due to his referring to Vietnam as part of the ‘third world,’ during his remarks.

Moments before Jean-Pierre interjected, Biden appeared to signal his fatigue saying: “I tell you what, I don’t know about you, but I’m going to go to bed,” suggesting that at this point, the Press Secretary made the decision to pull the plug and end the presser.

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Kyle Becker writing for TrendingPoliticsNews, noted that Biden’s talk track centered on cooperation with Vietnam and emphasized that he does not intend to “contain” the Chinese Communist government, in a stark departure from efforts under former President Donald Trump to curtail Chinese aggression in the Taiwan Strait and South China Sea.

“This can be the beginning of even a greater era of cooperation,” Biden said. “I think we have an enormous opportunity,” he added. “Vietnam and the United States are critical partners at what I would argue is a very critical time. I’m not saying that to be polite. I’m saying it because I mean it from the bottom of my heart.”

He then pivoted to the Chinese Communist government, “Really, what this trip was about — it was less about containing China. I don’t want to contain China,” he said. “I just want to make sure we have a relationship with China that is on the up and up, squared away.”

“I want to see China succeed economically,” Biden claimed. “But I want them to succeed by the rules.”

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The President is currently being investigated by three separate Congressional committees regarding his connections to his son Hunter’s business dealings in China as well as Ukraine and serious evidence of a massive influence-peddling scheme the House has uncovered.

Earlier in his remarks, Biden made a disjointed non-sequitur movie reference that no one can seem to trace to an actual film when responding to a question about climate change which may have cued Jean-Pierre into a problem developing. “The Indian looks at John Wayne and points to the Union soldier and says, ‘He’s a lying, dog-faced pony soldier!’”

An earlier clip from the Vietnam trip posted by RNC Research seems to show Biden becoming addled by the layout of a stage when posing for a photo-op, potentially already showing signs of fatigue.

Fox News’ Peter Doocy theorized that Bide was “probably pretty tired. Pretty jet-lagged,” noting “He has been basically working all through the night, the equivalent of an all-nighter, Eastern time.” A comment that Jean-Pierre seemed to grab hold of and run with as some manner of justification, reposting his comment to X, formerly Twitter with a rare note for a reporter she’s held an antagonistic relationship with: “Thank you, Peter.”

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