Amid Israeli President Isaac Herzog’s visit to the White House, a brief clip of President Biden’s mumbling comments has sparked renewed concerns among Twitter users over his mental fitness. During the address to the visiting leader, President Biden spoke about the progress in the United States’ relationship with Israel, but his inaudible remarks caught attention.
“We got a lot more to do, but there’s progress. Last year, we can be the largest gathering of Arab Israelis in a decade together form, and we resolved the maritime boundary dispute between Israel and Lebanon, which people thought could never happen. We opened up the airspace for Israel over Saudi Arabia and Oman after I had a little visit there,” Biden said.
“And we brought Israelis and Palestinians together at a political level,” he added before mumbling something unintelligibly, then continued, “And as I affirmed with Prime Minister Netanyahu yesterday, America’s commitment to Israel is firm and it is ironclad. And we’re committed as well to assure that Iran never acquires a nuclear weapon.”
The clip led to a wave of criticism on Twitter, with multiple users expressing concerns about Biden’s ability to lead effectively. Citizen Free Press reported him as the “Mumbler in Chief,” and State Freedom Caucus Network communications director Greg Price questioned the prospect of another term under his leadership.
In response to the viral video, Conservative commentator Steve Guest expressed his unease, stating, “What on earth is Joe Biden saying? This is scary.” Representative Byron Donalds of Florida went a step further, declaring that Biden is not fit to be the Commander-in-chief.
Imagine watching this video and then thinking to yourself “yep. I want four more years of that.”
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) July 18, 2023
The concerns come in the context of President Herzog’s recent visits to the White House. In October, Biden’s behavior during their meeting raised eyebrows, as he appeared to imitate and mock the press. Observers noted Biden’s unusual gestures, raising his eyebrows and silently mimicking talking when reporters were escorted out of the room.
During this recent visit, tensions arose when Representative Pramila Jayapal accused Israel of being a “racist state.” The Biden administration’s response, or lack thereof, to her comments, has raised questions about their stance. White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was asked multiple times about the administration’s position on Jayapal’s remarks but did not explicitly condemn them.
Jean-Pierre stated that the United States’ relationship with Israel is a special one, emphasizing the commitment to Israel’s right to exist, security, and legitimacy. She also noted that any anti-Jewish hatred amounts to antisemitism and is unacceptable, acknowledging Jayapal’s apology while emphasizing the importance of such apologies.
As President Biden’s remarks continue to be scrutinized, these incidents have brought his mental fitness into the spotlight once again, sparking debates and concern among the public and political commentators alike. The White House has yet to respond to the latest reactions to the President’s remarks during President Herzog’s visit.