President Joe Biden is certainly not a stranger to awkward moments, but a bizarre incident on Friday might just be the strangest one yet for the 78-year-old president.
According to the Washington Examiner, while the president sat through a virtual meeting with a group of governors from various western states, discussing the topic of wildfires, he was handed a note by an aide which simply read “Sir, there is something on your chin.”
In a casual manner, the president proceeded to not only wipe the yellow mark off of his chin but making the situation even weirder was the fact that Biden appeared to eat whatever it was that was hanging out on his chin for the first 10 minutes of the meeting with the governors.
After a staffer gives Joe Biden a note saying, “there’s something on your chin,” Biden wipes his chin.
Then appears to put whatever was on his chin in his mouth? pic.twitter.com/VvN17i4IWY
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) July 30, 2021
Surely, whatever was on his chin — mustard? — was obvious enough that Biden was able to identify that the foreign substance was safe to eat, as he appeared to closely inspect the substance after he was handed the note.
Reporters were able to capture a photograph of the notecard that delivered the message to the president.
President Biden is handed a note by an aide during a Zoom call with Governors saying, “Sir, there is something on your chin”. And there was. I need an aide standing by for when I do my Zoom calls. pic.twitter.com/99g6m4Czu7
— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) July 30, 2021
The president is apparently quite fond of notecards, as a number of photographs have been captured since he entered the White House showing him referring to notecards to remember which reporters to call on and which Democratic talking points to promote.
While some of his defenders have argued that they prefer a “prepared” president to someone like former President Donald Trump, who shot from the hip most of the time, others believe that the notecards are the only item keeping the easily-confused president from completely losing track of all time and space.