On Thursday, a tongue-tied Joe Biden appeared to botch the name of his own attorney general and offered a word salad in lieu of a coherent statement as he continued his war on the fundamentals of communication.
A speculation is now spreading if the president is suffering from a cognitive decline? We don’t know for sure, but all the anecdotal evidence clearly supports a theory that something isn’t right with the 78-year-old.
Since leaving the White House in 2016 after serving eight years as Vice President – things seem to be taking a turn for the worse to have. It can be remembered that he has built a career on gaffing things up.
Biden, when using the power of the pen to attack Americans’ Second Amendment rights on Thursday, made a number of jarring and incomprehensible verbal slips at the White House.
In one instance, the president twice referred to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives as the “AFT” rather than “ATF.”
In yet another verbal misfire, Biden said something that was difficult to understand, and it even appears that the White House stenographer threw him a lifeline in the published transcript of his remarks.
Biden opened these remarks by introducing Vice President Kamala Harris; her husband Doug Emhoff, whom Biden did not mention by name; Attorney General Merrick Garland; and his own wife, First Lady Jill Biden.
“You know, we’re joined today by Attorney General Merrick Garland, whom I asked to prioritize gun violence,” he said. “It is also nice to see the second gentleman who is here. And it’s nice to see the first lady, Dr. Jill Biden, who cares very much about her [gun violence] also.
The White House Minutes say that Biden then made the following statement: “And I look outside and see so many members of Congress who have fought in this fight. So many of you who have never given up. So many of you who are in it – absolutely determined, like Murph and others – to make this happen. “
However, if you listen carefully, the president actually said something about the effect: “So many of you who are in – absolutely determined, like Merfin and Ruthers – to make this happen.”
The White House transcript says Biden then uttered the following statement: “And I look out there and I see so many members of Congress who have led in this fight. So many of you who have never given up. So many of you who are in — absolutely determined, as Murph and others are, to get this done.”
If you listen closely, however, the president actually said something to the effect of, “So many of you who are in — absolutely determined, as Merfin and Ruthers are, to get this done.”
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) April 8, 2021
That’s the best interpretation we can come up with. Can you imagine being that poor sign language interpreter?
Biden was not in the presence of anyone named “Merfin” or any person or group of individuals called “Ruthers” while on stage Thursday.
First of all, who is Merfin? It appeared as though Biden might have been referring to Garland — as his first name does begin with the letter M.
Two members of the House of Representatives are named Murphy: Democrat Stephanie Murphy of Florida and Republican Greg Murphy of North Carolina.
But making an assumption Biden was referring to either person is a stretch.
It’s possible he was speaking of Sen. Chris Murphy, a Connecticut Democrat and fierce advocate of gun control.
Since we don’t know for sure, Merfin, for now, is a mystery character in the bad story that is the Biden administration’s first few months. The same goes for Ruthers.
Perhaps Ruthers, or the Ruthers, were an obscure band Biden came across at some point while lifeguarding in his younger years in Delaware. Maybe Biden’s old youth nemesis CornPop Jackson was their frontman.
Perhaps the Ruthers, or the Ruthers, were an obscure band Biden had come across as a lifeguard in Delaware at some point in his younger years.
Perhaps Biden’s old youth enemy CornPop Jackson was their front man.
What we do know is that this administration has praised transparency. Not only is this White House hiding behind its protectors in the mainstream media, but the White House’s once-reliable transcripts appear to have been compromised to cover up Biden’s misrepresentation.
At this point, it’s fair that this speculation involves whether Biden is struggling with dementia or some other terrible cognitive disorder.
Watch it here: The White House/Youtube