Joe Biden's rambling reply on child vax in CNN goes viral: 'Can’t even complete a sentence'
Glenn Greenwald wrote, 'Is there really anyone willing to step forward with a straight face and say there’s nothing wrong here?'
A clip of President Joe Biden speaking at a CNN townhall event went viral after he happened to fumble over the question of children getting vaccinated in the United States.
“Let me ask, let me follow up on her question and ask you when will children under 12 be able to get vaccinated?” host Don Lemon asked, to which Biden began saying, “Soon, I believe. Now look, one of the things that I committed to do when I got elected, I said,” Biden was cut off by Lemon, who pressed on to urge Biden to come up with a definitive answer. “How soon is soon, Mr. President?” Lemon asked again.
What followed was a rambling and incoherent reply by Biden. “Well, let me finish the question. The answer, soon in the sense that I do not tell any scientists what they should do, I do not interfere,” Biden responded. “And so, they are doing, they’re doing the examinations now, the testing now and making the decision now. When they are ready, when they’ve done all the scientific need be done to determine children at ages 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8, they, in fact, are, all have different makeups, they’re developing, they’re trying to figure out whether or not there’s a vaccination that would affect one child with, that’s at such and such an age and not another child.”
He added: “That’s underway, just like the other question is illogical, and I’ve heard you speak about it, because you always, I’m not being solicitous, but you’re always straight up about what you’re doing. And the question is whether or not we should be in a position where you why can’t the experts say we know that this virus is, in fact, it’s going to be, or excuse me, we know why all the drugs approved are not temporarily approved, but permanently approved, that’s underway, too, I expect that to occur quickly.”
'This guy wouldn’t be capable of a tweet'
The clip garnered a number of raised eyebrows on Twitter, as people started to troll Biden for his response. “I don’t know about you but I’m thrilled this is the guy in charge of the free world. We should all sleep sound at night. Hey, at least there’s no mean tweets… mostly because this guy wouldn’t be capable of a tweet or even a complete thought," Donald Trump Jr. said. Political strategist Caleb Hull tweeted: “This guy is our president and can’t even complete a sentence.”
Other political pundits also chimed in. Glenn Greenwald wrote, "Is there really anyone willing to step forward with a straight face and say there’s nothing wrong here?” Dave Rubin addeed: “That one was really sustained and uncomfortable to watch.” Sohrab Ahmari commented, "What, uh, what did I just listen to?” Rebeccah Heinrichs quipped, "I can’t watch.” Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) asked, "Is this for real? And the media will continue to fawn and look the other way.”
I don’t know about you but I’m thrilled this is the guy in charge of the free world. We should all sleep sound at night.😳— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) July 22, 2021
Hey at least there’s no mean tweets… mostly because this guy wouldn’t be capable of a tweet or even a complete thought. pic.twitter.com/ylKVlFiB3c
This guy is our president and can’t even complete a sentence pic.twitter.com/msvnm1fWxp— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) July 22, 2021
Is there really anyone willing to step forward with a straight face and say there's nothing wrong here?https://t.co/YwemWerdLS— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) July 22, 2021
How was Don Lemon’s follow up question not, “Joe, are you OK?” https://t.co/Aa2olCx9Lt— Dave Rubin (@RubinReport) July 22, 2021
What, uh, what did I just listen to? https://t.co/Vwngr5Vt6t— Sohrab Ahmari (@SohrabAhmari) July 22, 2021
Is this for real? 🤔— Elise Stefanik (@EliseStefanik) July 22, 2021
And the media will continue to fawn and look the other way. https://t.co/lPY89qzCFd