The White House made an unusual move this week in that they announced that President Joe Biden’s scheduled address on the supply chain crisis had been abruptly canceled, only 15 minutes prior to when it was supposed to begin, according to Fox Business.
According to the official White House schedule, Biden was set to address the nation about “his Administration’s work to strengthen the nation’s supply chains, lower everyday costs for families, and ensure that shelves are well-stocked this holiday season.”
In typical White House fashion, the reason given for the cancellation was barely believable.
“The President will no longer deliver remarks following his meeting with CEOs. These remarks will be delivered on Wednesday, Dec. 1,” the White House said as the reason the address was canceled.
An official White House statement added: “The President held a pool spray with reporters at the top of the CEO event and wanted to ensure ample time spent with the business leaders who traveled to the White House today. The President will deliver additional remarks on Wednesday on the economy, supply chains and lowering costs for the American people.”
Many media pundits have pointed out that it’s not unusual for an address to be canceled a day or two before it’s scheduled, but a cancellation just 15 minutes before an event is, indeed, quite rare, if not unheard of.
The address is now scheduled to take place Wednesday, in the wake of Biden meeting with a long list of prominent retail CEOs and executives from Best Buy, Food Lion, Etsy, Walmart, Mattel, Samsung, and CVS Health.
A quick Twitter search revealed that some of Biden’s critics, including Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-TX), were suggesting that Biden was having one of his “bad days,” medically speaking, possibly a reason for the last-minute cancellation.
“Why did Biden all of sudden “cancel” his scheduled remarks about the supply chain today? Is he ok? Is this one of his “bad days?” The American people can see through this. His cognitive decline is too much. If he’s not capable of being President, he needs to RESIGN,” Jackson tweeted Monday.