President Joe Biden appeared to be distracted on stage as Kamala Harris delivered remarks at the White House on Monday. Watch:
As Harris delivered her statement as point of joint remarks on the cost of high-speed Internet access, Biden looked behind him and briefly wandered around on stage, before turning again to face the audience.
Then Biden gave remarks on a new federal program, which the administration claimed would give tens of millions of Americans “free” high-speed Internet access. The president repeated himself often during the speech, and at one point, after giving a phone number for the program, said, “If you got that, you’re way ahead of me.”
Biden said that 11.5 million have already signed up for the federal program, and approximately thirty million more are eligible through getinternet.gov.
In April, at a campaign event in Georgetown, South Carolina on Thursday, Biden turned around and shook hands with the air.
In September, Biden was with his wife Jill Biden at the D.C.-area Brookland Middle School when he similarly began wandering around behind the speaker.
Jill Biden appears to abruptly look back at Joe and then gave an awkward hand raise. It’s hard to tell if this means he was dismissed or if he mistook it as her waving goodbye. In any event, Biden’s departure was extremely awkward, to say the least.
This isn’t the first time recently that Joe Biden has appeared to have wandered around or gotten lost. In Louisiana earlier this month, Biden got lost as he took a tour of the hurricane-struck state. The episode occurred after delivering his remarks on Hurricane Ida’s extensive damage to the state.
“Folks, Hurricane Ida is another reminder that we need to be prepared for the next hurricane,” Biden said. “And superstorms are going to come and they’re going to come more frequently and more ferociously.”
Then he addressed that thousands of Louisianans who were still without power.
“You’ve got to be frustrated about the restoration of power,” he said, “and I understand.”
What Biden didn’t seem to understand, however, is where he was supposed to go and what he was supposed to do after the speaking event.
“This way, sir,” a staffer tries to direct him. Biden completely disregards him and continues to wander in the opposite direction.
“Biden ignores a staffer, keeps on walking in the wrong direction,” Twitter commentator Jewish Deplorable pointed out.
In June at the G-7 summit, Biden responded to a question from a reporter about how he believed the G-7 talks were going. As he appeared to be wandering aimlessly, his wife Jill Biden came to his rescue.
Much like the nation, Biden appears to be lost. It couldn’t come at a worse time for the country.