(FiveNation.com)- President Joe Biden took a confusing and bizarre turn during a recent virtual call to NASA on Thursday when he congratulated the team of American scientists who successfully landed a new rover on Mars.
As soon as 78-year-old President Biden veered off script, everyone watching knew something was wrong. Without the teleprompter, Biden couldn’t put a full sentence together and what did come out of his mouth didn’t make sense.
“You believe in science, you believe in hard work, and you believe in what darned thing you couldn’t do,” he said.
The president then seemed to realize that he was in trouble, attempting to glance at his notes and see what he needed to say, but he still couldn’t seem to put a sentence together.
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And then when he started coming back and realized what he was trying to say, Biden launched into a monologue about diversity. As if that somehow has something to do with science and launching rockets into space and rovers onto Mars.
“One of the reasons why we’re such an incredible country is we’re such a diverse country,” he said.
“We bring the best out of every single solitary culture in the world here in the United States of America, and we give people an opportunity to l-l-let their dreams run forward,” he continued.
He then started looking at his notes again and realized he was meant to be talking about how the NASA program lifted America’s spirits after being so “down” for the last year.
And then, when he got confused again, he threw around a few of his “look!” comments that he often used to change track during presidential debates and speeches before the November election.
Is this presidential?
It follows another disastrous speech earlier this week when the president was cut off by his team as soon as he proposed taking questions.
Biden had just finished giving a 15-minute speech to Congressional Democrats, from a teleprompter, and surprised advisers by offering to take questions.
The president also recently broke a 100-year record for not holding a single press conference for more than 42 days after becoming the president.