Joe Biden on Monday exhibited one of his trademark gaffes during a visit to Puerto Rico following the island’s run in with Hurricane Ian last week.
During his speech, Biden strangely uttered something about the state of New York sending the “most congresswoman in the Congress.”
“And New York sent not only a congresswoman, the most congresswoman in the Congress, but a State Troopers and emergency responders,” Biden stammered, much to the confusion of users online who continue to doubt the cognitive function of the leader of the free world.
Biden had even resorted to pleading with Puerto Rico governor Pedro Pierluisi for help with pronouncing his words, Valiant News reported.
“And we’ve announced sic – a hundred and sixty-three million, uh [unintelligble] million dollars to begin construction on the canal to restore can -” Biden stammered before asking for assistance.
“Help me with the pronunciation,” Biden demanded, to which Pierluisis replied, “Martin Pena, Martin Pena.”
“Martin Pena,” Biden recited. “The, that entire ecosystem. And we’re gonna clean up polluted waters and restore mitigation habits, m-m-mangrove habitat, mangrove habitats.”
In one instance that left some scratching their heads, Biden had also appeared to stop and stare at the ground as if searching for some lost object following the speech.
So far in Puerto Rico, Biden has not mentioned anything about his previous claims that getting vaccinated against COVID-19 would help protect people from the impact of a hurricane.
“If you’re in a state where hurricanes often strike — like Florida or the Gulf Coast or into Texas — a vital part of preparing for hurricane season is to get vaccinated now,” Biden said during a press conference in 2021 in a video that made rounds recently on social media in the wake of Hurricane Ian.
“Everything is more complicated if you’re not vaccinated and a hurricane or a natural disaster hits,” he said.
This news and commentary by Andrew White originally appeared on Valiant News.