While speaking to leaders from the Pacific Islands on Monday, President Biden attempted to introduce a new initiative by its acronym but was totally incapable of doing so; he blew it off and said it didn’t matter.
“Today I’m pleased to announce we’re working with Congress to invest $40 billion in our Pacific Islands Infrastructure Initiative,” he told the roundtable of leaders. “We call it the P, PI — anyways, doesn’t matter what we call it but that’s what it is.”
“I was gonna get back to acronyms and I’m gonna withstand not doing that,” he added, getting a few laughs.
Watch the clip above.
From The New York Post:
Biden suffered a speech impediment as a child and has been open about his lifelong challenges of overcoming a stutter.
However, those with a critical eye on the oldest-ever US president have tied his recent gaffes to his increased age and questioned whether he is fit to lead the country for a second term.
Just last week, the commander-in-chief caught flak for appearing confused on stage at the United Nations, where he stumbled into a large Brazilian flag, then appeared to accidentally snub Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva by walking away without a handshake.
— New York Post (@nypost) September 26, 2023