President Biden, in what seems to be a never-ending series of gaffes, stumbled his way through a second Democratic National Committee reception this week in Las Vegas, Nevada.
As if revealing sensitive information about former President Jimmy Carter’s health at a fundraiser in California wasn’t enough, Biden made several off-the-cuff comments regarding climate change that left many scratching their heads.
Addressing a modest crowd of 60 people, Biden announced that the Colorado River would soon be undrinkable, likening climate change to nuclear war as a “truly existential threat” to our nation. “Not a joke,” the president added, as if the crowd needed any more reason to question his competence.
Biden continued, “This is serious stuff. It’s the single most dire consequence. If we don’t keep it below 1.5 degrees Celsius, not go above that, we’re going to damn our children to circumstances where we are the only, truly existential threat of nuclear war.”
It’s unclear if the President is aware that climate change and nuclear war are two distinct issues, but his confusion only added to the growing list of concerns about his mental acuity.
Not content to stop at climate change, Biden went on to reference Eastern Oregon counties’ potential succession to Idaho, which he mistakenly called “Western Oregon,” and the ongoing budget negotiations with congressional Republicans.
“I met with the speaker of the house, he’s not a bad guy, he’s a decent guy,” Biden said of Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., as if a half-hearted compliment would somehow move the stalled negotiations forward.
Biden went on to accuse Republicans of threatening to not pay the country’s debts if he didn’t follow their budget demands. He warned that this would result in a national economic crisis not only in the United States but worldwide.
The president also praised his Inflation Reduction Act, claiming it would positively impact Medicare costs and drug prices. However, Biden’s track record on managing inflation and drug costs has been less than stellar, leaving many to doubt his ability to deliver on these promises.
As Biden stumbled through his speech, it became increasingly apparent that the President’s ability to effectively communicate his message on climate change and other critical issues is compromised. With the world watching, one can only hope that the Republican Party will step up and provide the leadership and stability that our country desperately needs.