(CBrief) – President Joe Biden is an elderly man and, regardless of how his staffers attempt to frame him as spry and alert, the truth of his age often shows.
That was the case this week when a man was caught on a hot mic offering the president assistance. The president was visiting a semiconductor plant in North Carolina when one of his handlers was heard giving him specific instructions on where to stand.
“Down there?” the president was heard saying at the top of the ramp with no other place to go, so his confusion was baffling.
“Yes, sir. Down the ramp,” the handler said. “And we have people lined up on the left over here, some union workers and leaders.”
“Hey, guys — and ladies!” the president said as he waved to the crowd.
“Your mark is going to be the blue one to the left,” the handler said as he showed the president his mark.
“I’ll stay in my blue mark,” the president said, “then I’m going to say hello to each one.”
“Yes, sir, I’ll help you get started,” the handler said in a scene reminiscent of a nurse at a retirement home.
GUIDE: "Yes, sir, down the ramp…your mark is gonna be the blue one to the left. You got a blue mark."
BIDEN: "I'll stay in my blue mark." pic.twitter.com/XSmxEgUr2z
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) March 28, 2023
And this is not the first time he has had this issue. In 2021 he appeared at a General Motors plant where he was advised to stand on a blue mark and then appeared to not do it.
“Biden: ‘I stand on the blue marker, huh?’ GM Guide: ‘Yeah, the blue’ Biden: ‘Gotta take orders’ GM Guide: ‘You’re here…’ *points* Biden: *blows right past it* GM Guide: ‘you’re…ok…ok’ *everyone else moves up*,” RNC Rapid Response Director Tommy Pigott said on Twitter with the video.
Biden: "I stand on the blue marker, huh?"
GM Guide: "Yeah, the blue"
Biden: "Gotta take orders"
GM Guide: "You're here…" *points*
Biden: *blows right past it*
GM Guide: "you're…ok…ok" *everyone else moves up* pic.twitter.com/GqMLDYaGen
— Tommy Pigott (@TommyPigott) November 17, 2021