The G7 Summit featured a lot of laughs — at the expense of Joe Biden and America. Biden, who has long been suspected of suffering from cognitive decline, made several gaffes and confused himself many times, with world leaders finding themselves at one point unable to help themselves.
While discussing his planned meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin via teleconference, Biden confused Russia with Syria — three times.
“We can work together with Russia – for example, in Libya. We should be opening up the passage to be able to go through, provide food assistance, and economic… I mean, vital assistance to a population that’s in real trouble,” Biden said. He went on to confuse the two countries another two times during his weird ramblings.
Biden’s handler, his wife Jill, previously said that he was “so well prepared” for the conference. “He’s been studying for weeks working up for today,” she said. “He knows most of the leaders that will be here. Joe loves foreign policy. This is his forte.”
When U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson introduced other leaders who are not G7 members, Biden interrupted him to remind him that he hasn’t introduced the President of South Africa — except he had, seconds sooner.
“Welcome, those who have just joined us, we have some pretty spectacular weather. We have Prime Minister Modi [India], President Ramaphosa [South Africa], President Moon [South Korea] in just a minute,” Johnson had said. Nevertheless, Biden reminded him, “And the president of South Africa.”
“And the president of South Africa as I said early on,” Johnson replied.
Joe Biden is a joke under normal circumstances, but mostly he needs help. He clearly has cognitive issues, and those are no laughing matter. While Democrats tried to use the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump from office, this might be something we need to see with Joe Biden.