In addition to being a self-described “gaffe machine,” President Joe Biden has been the subject of increasing concerns about his apparent cognitive decline due to a seemingly endless catalogue of verbal faux pas, and an appearance Friday with South Korean President Moon Jae-in did little to dispel those worries, as WND reports.
During the joint event, Biden began to describe the manner in which delegations from the two countries “will work together to address the challenges of our time,” highlighting the need for cooperation on pandemic-related matters, climate change, and fostering technological advancement.
When expounding on the latter priority, Biden became entangled in a confusion of terminology, declaring, “This includes everything from strengthening our cybersecurity to deepening our cooperation to built out an open secure G5 network,” apparently intending to reference next-generation cellular infrastructure, but instead using the moniker of a group of five developing countries considered to be nearly on-par with the G7 industrialized nations. Watch:
Joe Biden confuses the G5 organization with the 5G wireless network while at a bilateral press conference with South Korean President Moon Jae-in. pic.twitter.com/mrltbmxWlm
— Amy Tarkanian (@MrsT106) May 21, 2021
Biden’s malapropism was just the latest embarrassment to plague the visit of South Korean dignitaries to Washington, D.C. Also on Friday, during an event in which the Medal of Honor was bestowed on a 94-year-old veteran of the Korean War, the commander in chief mistakenly referred to Moon as “prime minister,” rather than president of the Asian nation, as the New York Post noted.
Unfortunately, the hits just kept coming for members of the Biden administration as they attempted to display graciousness to their foreign guests. Vice President Kamala Harris drew ridicule as well on Friday, for her conduct during a joint appearance with Moon.
Commentators and social media users alike were aghast when Harris, after shaking hands with the Korean president, immediately wiped her right hand on her clothing in a gesture seen by many as incredibly insulting, as Fox News noted. Watch:
Kamala Harris insults the South Korean President Moon Jae-in by wiping her hand off after shaking his hand. #USA #SouthKorea #Democrats #KamalaHarris #MoonJaein #DiplomaticIncident #ForeignAffairs #Insult #Wipe #BadManners pic.twitter.com/h8bysZKeql
— Tree of Knowledge (@TreeofKnowled14) May 22, 2021
Fox News host Sean Hannity last week declared Biden to be “a hollow shell of his former self,” adding that his evident cognitive impairment is not just sad to witness, but also represents a grave national security risk, given the extreme weakness it projects on the world stage. After the bumbling White House performances observed during Moon’s visit, it is difficult to disagree.