President Joe Biden appeared to have some difficulty navigating on Monday following an appearance in Bear, Delaware where he delivered remarks regarding his $16 Billion Amtrak spending spree.
Biden was spotted after giving a brief speech at an Amtrak facility where the eighty-year-old man once known as ‘Amtrak Joe’ for allegedly commuting on the rails from his Rehoboth home to Washington, D.C., appeared to become slightly disoriented and had to ask his handlers to direct him down from the stage.
The GOP War Room shared a video of the moment on YouTube describing the scene thusly, “Joe Biden Once Again Gets Lost After Delivering Remarks, Asks For Directions From Secret Service.”
While Biden’s retainers, Secret Service detail, and even his First Lady guiding the aging Democrat through public appearances and events has become a political trope and endless meme fodder, it is notable when this appears to occur twice in the same day.
Later, as the President returned to the White House via Marine One after a stop at his Delaware home he was spotted by reporters who audibly shouted questions to him. Biden ignored them and walked somewhat rigidly toward the West Wing and again appeared to ask a Secret Service Agent for directions before entering the Oval Office.
RNC Research shared the awkward exchange and the President’s peculiar gait to X with the caption, “Biden — making a mid-afternoon arrival after a weekend at his beach house — ignores questions, asks for directions, and shuffles into the Oval Office”
Rumble content creator Igor Zarubin noted the interaction in a reply to the official White House video of the Delaware event writing, “Biden ignores the press, asks for directions, and shuffles into the Oval Office after telling fake stories to his fake audience all day long.”
— Igor Zarubin (The News Junkie) 🇺🇸 (@ZarubinNews) November 6, 2023
The President’s over-reliance on this type of visible guidance from his staff has begun to show in several polls such as The New York Times/Siena College polling from Sunday which reported, “An overwhelming 71 percent said he was “too old” to be an effective president — an opinion shared across every demographic and geographic group in the poll, including a remarkable 54 percent of Mr. Biden’s own supporters.”
A similar result came in July from a Harvard Harris Poll that showed only 32% of respondents believe that Biden is mentally fit to be President with an overwhelming 68% expressing doubts about his mental acuity.