President Biden has drawn widespread criticism from both the state of Tennessee and the nation for his abrupt departure from a Medal of Honor ceremony. This occurred while the crowd was paying tribute to Vietnam War veteran Army Capt. Larry Taylor.
Commenting on the incident, Washington Post columnist Marc Thiessen remarked, “He wasn’t supposed to leave yet. In East Room ceremonies, they always ask people to remain in their seats while the president exits when the ceremony is finished. More mental confusion.”
During the ceremony, President Biden had placed the medal around Capt. Taylor’s neck, and as the audience rose in applause, he unexpectedly left the room. This left the 81-year-old war hero standing alone on the stage while the closing prayer was being delivered.
“We were a little surprised,” Sen. Marsha Blackburn diplomatically told KWAM News Talk Memphis.
“He looks totally out of it,” said KWAM co-host Robyn Paffmann told host Ben Deeter. “He was literally in a daze and a fog. His skin is pasty, milky white. He has no clue where he is a literally walks off the stage.”
Deeter wondered if Biden’s snub was intentional.
“He has total disrespect for the military,” Paffmann said. “It’s a deep-rooted disregard for the U.S. military and total disrespect.”