Biden Gaffe in Saudi Arabia: Points To ‘Selfishness’ of U.S. Troops In Speech


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President Joe Biden has been a gaffe machine for his entire career, but since he became president either the gaffes have become more frequent or we are noticing them more because they have been nonstop.

During his visit to the Middle East the president visited Saudi Arabia where he mistakenly pointed to the United States military troops “selfishness” before quickly correcting himself.

“For the first time since 9/11, an American President is visiting this region without American troops being engaged in combat — in a combat mission in the region,” the president said as he spoke to the leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

“We’ll always honor the bravery and selfishness — selflessness of the — and sacrifices of the Americans who served, including my son, Major Beau Biden, who was stationed in Iraq for a year,” he said.

Yes Joe we have to honor that selfishness. That was near as brutal as when he, days before, mistakenly spoke about the “honor” of the Holocaust in Israel.

“Later today, I will once more return to the hallowed ground of … Yad Vashem to honor the 6 million Jewish lives that were stolen in a genocide and continue — which we must do every, every day — continue to bear witness, to keep alive the truth and honor of the Holocaust — horror of the Holocaust — honor those we lost, so that we never, ever forget that lesson, you know, and to continue our shared, unending work to fight the poison of anti-Semitism wherever it raises its ugly head,” he said.

His trip even started on a ridiculous note.

In day one of his trip to the Middle East on Wednesday, where he will visit Saudi Arabia and Israel, he touched down at Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv.

The airport rolled out the red carpet for him, but when he got off the plane it appeared that he did not know what to do.


“What am I doing now?” the president, who looked confused, said to his Israeli entourage as they guided him as he appeared to weakly step into position for his photo op.

The video had some on Twitter calling for the 25th Amendment.

“This is actually an appropriate time to use the 25th Amendment,” one Twitter user said.

“What a disgrace to The Republic? Where’s The 25th Amendment 1776,” another said.

“It is so far past time for the 25th Amendment,” another Twitter user said.

“Good grief. He’s deteriorated to such an embarrassing point that the 25th Amendment is a real, imminent possibility. God help us. Do a cognitive test!!” another said.

It comes after the White House has issued a transcript of a speech by President Biden in which he appeared to many to be reading the cues from the teleprompter, “end of quote. Repeat the line.”

It happened during a Friday speech in which the president was talking about the Supreme Court ending Roe V Wade.

“One of the most important extraordinary parts of the decision, in my view, is the majority writes, and I quote — I’m going to quote now from the majority — ‘Women are not without electoral or political power, it is noteworthy that the percentage of women who register to vote and cast a ballot is consistently higher than the percentage of the men who do so,’ end of quote, repeat the line,” he appeared to have said.

White House Assistant Press Secretary Emilie Simons immediately took to Twitter to say, “No. He said, ‘let me repeat that line,’” for which she was roundly mocked.

“Everyone can see the video and hear what he said, yet you are lying about it. Do you think 1984 was an instruction manual?” Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ spokesperson Christina Pushaw said.

“Oh wow you were Adam Schiff’s comms director before this?!?! You literally get paid to lie for a living. Is the Russian collusion still hiding in plain sight?” Greg Price said.


“Why are you lying to the American people while collecting a taxpayer funded paycheck? You should be fired. Immediately,” Arthur Schwartz said.

“How does it feel to treat Americans like idiots in exchange for feeling important because of your title? How does it feel to lie to the country to further your own ambition? Are you even slightly embarrassed to do it?” Robby Starbuck said.

“It would be something that people would forget about by the end of the day, but when you brazenly lie about it, that keeps it around longer,” editor Jay Caruso said.

“Can you post a video of the part where he says ‘let me’? Because none of us hear that,” the Hodge twins said.

“Your courageous willingness to unhesitatingly bring this utterly predictable mega-ratio down on your own head for your cause makes you the kind of scheming, soulless prevaricator @TheDemocrats will always need,” Ron Coleman said.

But the official White House transcript has the president quoted as saying “let me repeat the line.”

“White House transcript of Biden remarks is now incorrectly aligned with what this WH assistant press secretary falsely claimed on Twitter, despite the video showing Biden clearly stating ‘End of quote. Repeat the line.’ & *not* ‘Let me repeat the line,’” Jerry Dunleavy said with a photo highlighting the quote.

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