Here's Looking at President Joe Biden’s Teleprompter Mishaps During His Recent Address From the Oval Office
When beginning to give a 'rare' speech to the country from the Oval Office following his visit to Israel, President Biden stared blankly into the camera and fumbled through his sentences before seeming to read from a teleprompter. The 80-year-old leader blinked under the bright lights as he glanced about, obviously oblivious that he was live, before he began to talk.
As reported by OK Magazine, Biden initially seemed bewildered at the onset of the speech he gave, which took place after his trip to Israel in the wake of the conflict in Gaza. The President said during the speech, "We’ll have something that we do not seek — make it clear we do not seek — we do not seek to have American troops fighting in Russia." In a subsequent statement, he erroneously said, "You'll all America," before quickly correcting himself by saying, "You're all American."
🤣Joe Biden appears to read his teleprompter instructions in Oval speech pic.twitter.com/gNORelWqRg— Truthseeker (@Xx17965797N) October 20, 2023
On his recent trip to Israel, Biden made a big blunder when talking to Israeli authorities about the situation with Hamas. Upon his arrival in Israel on Wednesday morning, Biden made some comments in which he recalled his first trip to the nation in 1973 when he met with then-Prime Minister Golda Meir. As per CNN, Biden messed up big time when he said he had met Meir before the Six-Day War in his address. However, his trip to Israel in 1973 was before the Yom Kippur War, not the Six-Day War that was fought in June of 1967 between Israel and numerous other Arab nations in the area; in other words, it happened five years before Biden was elected to the Senate in 1972.
BIDEN v. TELEPROMPTER: "We made human rights for LGBT around the world a top priority of my foreign policy ... defending human rights in countries to pass anti-gay laws!" pic.twitter.com/45pETaxQwy— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) October 14, 2023
Apart from this, President Biden reaffirmed $100 million in U.S. money for help to civilians in Gaza and the West Bank and announced an agreement to let humanitarian supplies go from Egypt to Gaza. Biden called Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi on his way back to Washington, and Al-Sisi agreed to let up to 20 trucks of humanitarian assistance into Gaza via the Rafah border crossing. According to the White House's summary of the conversation, both Presidents committed to working together to urge 'an urgent and robust' international response to the developing humanitarian disaster.
A historic moment: US Air Force One flies over Egypt en route to Israel for President Biden’s visit. Egypt’s President Sisi personally approved the flight path, a sign of warming ties between the two countries. #IsraelPalestineConflict pic.twitter.com/D58UfUkwsP— News Hrs (@newshrstweet) October 13, 2023
The White House issued a statement after Biden's speech, saying the United States would deliver the relief via the United Nations and international humanitarian groups: "This funding will help support over a million displaced and conflict-affected people with clean water, food, hygiene support, medical care, and other essential needs. The United States provides humanitarian assistance through trusted partners including UN agencies and international NGOs... We will continue to work closely with partners in the region to stress the importance of upholding the law of war, supporting those who are trying to get to safety or provide assistance, and facilitating access to food, water, medical care, and shelter."
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