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Confused Biden wanders behind podium, stares at the floor as Jordanian king speaks

On Monday, a confused-looking President Biden paced back and forth behind Jordan’s King Abdullah II, apparently unsure where to stand before the king’s remarks.

“Your Majesty, please,” Biden, 81, told the king after welcoming him to the White House.

As Abdullah prepared his speech, the president shuffled behind him and on the podium, looking down at the floor as if searching for a landmark that would indicate where he should stand.

After tossing between two different locations, Biden settled on his original first choice, to Abdullah’s left, in front of the Jordanian flag.

The president’s indecisiveness seemed to unnerve the king, who at one point looked over his left shoulder to see if he could see Biden, but he wasn’t there.

“I turned over to you,” Biden said, moving to the left of the smiling king.

A donor places an apple box for Jordan’s King Abdullah II (center) as he speaks alongside U.S. President Joe Biden during a press conference at the White House on February 12, 2024. Chris Kleponis/Pool/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock

The latest episode of Biden’s onstage chaos came days after special counsel Robert Hur declined to recommend criminal charges against the president related to his handling of classified White House documents. One reason is that jurors may view Biden as an “old man with a bad memory.”

Ho’s report said Biden could not remember his years as vice president under President Barack Obama or the time of his late son Beau Biden’s death.

RNC Research, an X account managed by the Republican National Committee, was seized due to a gaffe. video clipping The caption read, “Biden: What am I doing? Where am I going?”

King Abdullah II of Jordan and U.S. President Joe Biden shake hands after a speech after a meeting at the White House on February 12, 2024 in Washington, DC.
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“The world is making a mockery of America,” said Andrew Giuliani, a former Trump administration official and son of a former New York mayor. I wrote to Xhas shared footage of the bizarre moment.

“Don’t judge his mental strength. Judge him by his ability to get things done, like standing where the tape is and doing it with the right side of the guests,” says the radio host and politician. strategist Melik Abdul said sarcastically. commented on X.

PGA Champions Tour golfer Steve Flesch was among several I was alone.

“Shame on them. This is elder abuse,” Flesch charged.

Some on social media came to Biden’s defense, saying the incident was not that alarming.

“Biden’s age is a concern, but it’s clear he’s looking for floor markers in camera shots,” X user Josh Fields claimed. “They usually put tape on the ground. They do this in movies, plays, TV, reporters, etc. I’ve seen other things that actually involve it, but this is one of those Not one.”

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks after a meeting at the White House on February 12, 2024 in Washington, DC.
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Polls over the past year have consistently shown that a majority of voters are concerned about Biden’s mental fitness to serve as president.

the current, 86% of Americans An ABC News/Ipsos poll released Sunday and conducted after the release of the Hur report found that many believe Biden is “too old” to be president, but are seeking a rematch with him. 62% of respondents said they thought the same about former President Donald Trump, 77. Biden in the November election.

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