Watch what happens when Joe Biden’s teleprompter fails him after governors’ conference
Presumptive President-elect Joe Biden spoke Thursday after a meeting with governors from both parties where he addressed the press over the pandemic and a pending vaccine. At one point, Biden’s teleprompter seemed to fail him and he stuttered and flailed through that section of his address. The gaffe caused many conservatives to wonder exactly what kind of leader Biden would turn out to be.
The media did not cover the incident, but conservative pundits were quick to point out the gaffe. It is yet one more incident of Biden misspeaking when making a speech.
Biden went on at length concerning President Trump’s refusal to concede, claiming it was hindering the flow of information about programs to develop a vitally important coronavirus vaccine.
Speaking from a theater in Wilmington, Delaware, with presumptive Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, Biden specifically cited Operation Warp Speed, the federal government’s partnership with private pharmaceutical companies to develop a COVID-19 vaccine. Biden also referenced a ‘dark winter’ again.
“We haven’t been able to get into Operation Warp Speed, but we will take what we learned today and build it into our plan,” Biden said in remarks after the meeting, which included Republicans Larry Hogan of Maryland, Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas, Kay Ivey of Alabama, Charlie Baker of Massachusetts and Gary Herbert of Utah.
Biden addressed the distribution of a vaccine once one is ready, saying, “There has to be a prioritization.”
“That’s why I’d like to know exactly what this administration has in mind in terms of their Operation Warp Speed and how they plan it,” Biden stated. “And that’s what we talked about with the governors today. They all mentioned the need to focus on the communities that have been left behind.”
“Thirdly, we discussed the need to help states with Title 32 funding for the National Guard. That’s a fancy way of saying governors…governors…need to be able to get funding when they dispo…when they need to…uh…em…em…uh, bring their National Guard into play,” he said.
In another segment, he seemed to have no idea what he was saying, stammering: “I’m going to — we’re going to impose the — we’re going to enforce the — excuse me, employ the defense, reconstruct the act, to be able to go out there and dictate companies build and do following things.”
Even as he warned of the gravity of the situation, however, Biden reiterated his previous pledges not to institute a nationwide shutdown to curb the virus’ spread and repeated that more states instituting mask-wearing mandates could save tens of thousands of lives.
Biden has long been known for his slip-ups and this particular speech is by no means unique.
Some of Biden’s greatest gaffes include:
- Biden mixed up the Philadephia Eagles logo for the emblem of his alma mater, the University of Delaware Blue Hens, during a campaign rally on November 1.
- He forgot his mask during a gaffe-filled rally speech on Halloween in Michigan.
- Biden said: “Four more years of George – we’re going to find ourselves in a position where, if Trump gets elected, we’re going to be in a different world.”
- “You may remember, I got in trouble when we were running against the senator who was a Mormon, the governor, OK? And I took him on,” Biden said when trying to remember Mitt Romney’s name.
- Addressing a cheering crowd on Super Tuesday, Biden said, “By the way, this is my little sister, Valerie,” before reaching to the right and grabbing his wife’s hand.
- During an interview, Biden said: “We’re in a situation where we have put together, and you guys did it for President Obama’s administration before this, we have put together, I think, the most extensive and inclusive voter fraud organization in the history of American politics.”
- Biden mistakenly said 200 million Americans had died from COVID-19 rather than 200,000.
- At an event in Ohio, he said: “You know, we have to come together. That’s why I’m running. I’m running as a proud Democrat for the Senate.”
- “Where I come from, you don’t go very far unless you ask. My name’s Joe Biden. I’m a Democratic candidate for the United States Senate,” he said in South Carolina.
- “Look me over. If you like what you see, help out. If not, vote for the other Biden. Give me a look though, OK?” Biden said in another address.
- While campaigning for the nomination, Biden made a big mistake when he said “poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids.”
- When speaking about domestic violence, Biden strangely insisted that the U.S. needs to “keep punching at it and punching at it” during the Democrat debate last November.
There are many, many more that can be added to this list. His teleprompter gaffe on Thursday was just the latest in a long line of flubs.