Did Joe Biden pull another gaffe in Texas? POTUS fumbles before signing relief bill: 'What am I doing here?'
Biden once again raised eyebrows with his apparent blunders as he met Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator Bob Fenton to sign a major disaster declaration following pressure from Texas
President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden paid a visit to Houston on Friday, February 26, as Texas slowly pulled itself together from last week's killer freeze.
The Lone Star State was gripped by a deadly winter storm for nearly a week and left almost 4 million utility customers without electricity for hours, often extending to days at a time in some regions. Due to the rolling power blackouts, upwards of 15 million Texans were either without water or had to boil water before consumption.
Biden's tour may have been a little late as Texas is headed for a recovery and the weather is much better now. However, the 46th POTUS once again raised eyebrows with his apparent blunders on Friday, February 26, as he met with Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator Bob Fenton to sign a major disaster declaration following pressure from Texas officials, according to a report by The Federalist.
Biden was addressing dozens of supporters on how he was welcomed by “Representatives uh, Shirley [Sheila] Jackson Lee (D-TX), Al Green, Sylvia Garcia, Lizzie Pinnela, uh, excuse me, uh, Pinell, and uh, what am I doing here? I’m gonna lose track here…” The president's words were quickly noticed by right-wing outlets like The Gateway Pundit who pounced on the opportunity to question his mental fitness.
The Joe Biden Presidency Perfectly Summed Up: “What am I doing here?” pic.twitter.com/6RNbjOmwEq— The Columbia Bugle 🇺🇸 (@ColumbiaBugle) February 28, 2021
"When is someone going to be charged for elder abuse for allowing this to happen?" TGP's Patty McMurray wrote. "I’m no fan of Joe Biden, but allowing him to stand in front of Americans and pretend to be capable of being the President of the United States, is beyond the pale."
After finally gathering his words, Biden pledged to sign the declaration allowing Texas to access more federal disaster relief funds soon. “I’m going to sign [that] declaration once that’s in front of me,” which “God-willing will bring relief to a lot of Texans,” he said.
Biden added that he wanted to visit Texas without attracting what he believed to be inevitable crowds. “I had planned on being in Texas the middle of next week, but what I don’t want to be is a burden. When the President lands in any city in America, it has a long tail,” he said.
There have been multiple reports by right-wing outlets touching on the issue of Biden's mental fitness and whether he has what it takes to carry out the duties of a president.
Last month, Joe Hoft of TGP reckoned that Biden's cognitive abilities had declined citing an expert's thoughts on the matter. The report claimed, "Biden’s cognitive abilities have decreased 50%." Hoft shared a video tweeted by Trump spokesman Dan Scavino where Biden while talking to the press asked the reporters to come in from the rain outside. The viral clip saw them all look at each other confused as the address was happening indoors.
The report further claimed that an expert had used AI to determine whether Biden was affected by the loss of cognitive abilities. The expert reportedly examined the following factors before zeroing in on the decision — memory recall, language skills, planning, problem-solving and decision-making, place time and orientation, visual perception and engagement, mood and behavior, and speech.
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