President Joe Biden has once more gained attention on social media, this time for a series of apparent missteps during a meeting with Brazil’s left-wing president.
At an event aimed at promoting “worker’s rights,” Biden was observed accidentally bumping into the flag of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s nation. Following this, he made a somewhat comical half-jog onto the stage, where he proceeded to deliver a lengthy, meandering speech about his “economic vision to rebuild our economy from the middle out and the bottom up, not the top down.”
“The two largest democracies in the Western Hemisphere are standing up for human rights around the world and the hemisphere, and that includes workers’ rights,” Biden proclaimed.
“Let me be clear, whether it’s the autoworkers union or any other union worker, record corporation profits should mean record contracts for union workers,” he continued, half-slurring his words.
“In America, I’m proud that my administration is characterized as the most pro-union administration in American history,” the president declared. “No, I really mean it.”
After Biden spoke, it was Lula’s turn, but the U.S. president appeared to fumble with his headset to get the interpretation of the foreign leader’s speech.
“Can you hear me, President Biden? This is a historical moment for Brazil and for the U.S.,” Lula declared as he began speaking.
“President Biden, can you hear me?” Lula asked once more, appearing to become agitated as Biden mumbled something in response. “You can?” he asked, turning to the president. “Yes, good.”
THIS IS THE STRANGEST THING I HAVE SEEN TODAY: The President of Brazil, Lula, standing next to President Biden says, “Can you hear me, President Biden?”, “President Biden, can you hear me?” WATCH pic.twitter.com/aiwDQ61YKN
— Simon Ateba (@simonateba) September 20, 2023
Once Lula concluded his speech, Biden enthusiastically exclaimed, “Good job!” However, rather than shaking Lula’s hand afterward, Biden abruptly turned and exited the stage, seemingly causing irritation to Lula.
Biden salutes the audience and shuffles off stage, leaving Brazil's president behind pic.twitter.com/JtkV0rmYqO
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) September 20, 2023
Biden is such a freaking idiot.
First he bumps into the Brazilian flag and then performs a half hearted "jog" in an attempt to show his vigor.
He's a clown. pic.twitter.com/EJk5qf1OMj
— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) September 20, 2023