(Valiant News) – President Joe Biden stated on Monday that “Democracy is not perfect,” further noting that “it’s never been good” before seemingly correcting himself to add “perfect.”

“Ladies and gentlemen, today we remember, and we reaffirm, freedom is worth the sacrifice,” Biden said during a Memorial Day speech. “Democracy is not perfect. It’s never been good – perfect. But it’s worth fighting for.”

Biden’s remarks came as a surprise to many viewers, as criticisms of democracy are most commonly found in right-wing politics at the present time.

Other observers dismissed the incident as yet another in a long succession of Biden’s public speaking gaffes.

Biden said earlier on Monday that he was showed an “x-ray” and told that “a 22 caliber bullet will lodge in the lung,” and medical professionals would be able to remove it. However, when discussing 9mm bullets, Biden claimed that getting shot with a 9mm bullet “blow the lung out of the body.” It is unclear what he meant by this.

“The idea of these high caliber weapons, there is simply no rational basis for it in terms of self-protection, hunting,” he went on.

Biden claimed last week that he was “appointed” to the Naval Academy in 1965 by a senator named J. Caleb Boggs.

“I was told the Class of ’72 is here. I was appointed to the academy in 1965 by a senator who I was running against in 1972 — never planned it that way. I wasn’t old enough to be sworn in. I was only 29 years old when I was running,” Biden said.

“But all kidding aside, the best line of the debate was after it’s all over,” Biden said. “The announcer, the questioner — who was a good guy, but supported my opponent, who was a good man as well, I might add — and he said, ‘Sen. Boggs, is there anything else you want to say?’ And he said, ‘Yes, just one thing.’ And he took the microphone. He said, ‘You know, Joe, if you accepted my commission to the — my appointment to the academy,’ he said, ‘you’d still have one year and three months’ active duty and I’d have no problems right now.’”

As the New York Post reported, Biden’s story on Friday directly contradicted his own biographers.