President Biden faced criticism and mockery online as a viral video from the official Veterans Day event at Arlington National Cemetery showed him appearing to forget his role during the wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. In the clip, Biden froze at one point, requiring aides to guide him where to stand among U.S. military members. Users on the X platform expressed embarrassment, with one describing the incident as “so embarrassing.”
“Video of the event captured Biden placing the wreath in front of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on Saturday while Vice President Kamala Harris, representatives of the U.S. Armed Forces, and a large crowd of civilian guests looked on,” Fox News reported.
“Once given the wreath by a U.S. Army service member, the president transferred it to the stand in front of the tomb. As Biden turned away from the wreath, he hesitated, unsure of where to go. He turned around to face the service member,” the report continued.
At that moment, Biden awaited a signal or cue from the U.S. Army sergeant on the next steps. The soldier seemed to direct Biden to return to the line next to the vice president for the rest of the ceremony.
“Biden gets confused (again),” the RNC Research account tweeted.
Biden gets confused (again) pic.twitter.com/OOfqTvmnnr
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) November 11, 2023
Podcast host and YouTuber Tyler Zed commented, “Our enemies must be shaking in their boots.”
“Most embarrassing, pathetic display of a leader in history,” another user remarked.
“81 million ballots… Yeah,” said another.
“If that was a private in the military, he would be getting kicked out for not knowing his Customs and courtesies. But 81,000,000 people didn’t like Trump for saying mean things. This is pathetic,” another commented.
“Quite reassuring while we’re on the brink of WWIII,” another X user said.
Talk radio host Michael Brown ripped into Biden’s handlers for allowing the president to look confused at the ceremony.
“Time to go home. Pathetic at such a solemn ceremony. We shouldn’t laugh at this. Instead we should recognize the Commander-in-Chief is incapable of being the CnC. Someone stop this madness. Looking to you @FLOTUS. Do you love him? Take him home,” he wrote.