Gaffe?: Biden Appears to Struggle Over his Words At Delaware Press Conference

Joe Biden held a press conference on Thursday in Delaware after a virtual meeting with several governors, where he spoke about a national mask mandate and his decision on who he would nominate for Treasury Secretary.

A video from the press conference is circulating of Biden stumbling over his words. As he was speaking about Title 32 funding for the National Guard, he is unable to complete his sentence.

“We discussed the need to help states with Title 32 funding for the National Guard,” he began.

But the former vice president, who has been open about suffering from a stutter, struggled to explain what Title 32 funding was.

President Donald Trump has questioned whether Biden’s verbal stumbles are evidence of cognitive decline. 

During Biden’s time on the campaign trail, there were many instances where he was forgetful.

Last month, Biden was mocked during a virtual rally for forgetting Trump’s name.

“Four more years of George, er, George, er, he – we’re going to find ourselves in a position where, if Trump gets elected, we’re going to be in a different world,” Biden said.

During a campaign event in Philadelphia he wore a jacket featuring the logo of the University of Delaware. Biden told rallygoers that he was wearing a jacket of the Philadelphia Eagles.

“I know Philadelphia well, I married a Philly girl, by the way, and by the way, I got my Eagles jacket on,” Biden said. 

Biden has described himself as a “gaffe machine.”

Today is Biden’s 78th birthday, making him the oldest US president to take office.