In the latest of an ongoing series of mental misfires plaguing President Joe Biden, on Thursday, the commander in chief mangled the name of a Medal of Honor recipient he was hosting during a White House ceremony, as Breitbart reports, and engaged in additional instances of baffling behavior as the week progressed.
While seeming to be reading directly from a teleprompter, Biden began, “To the family of Sergeant First Class Alwyn’ Chase,’ this has been 16 years in coming.”
The only problem, however, is that the true name of the posthumous honoree – who happens to be the first Black military member to receive the award since the Sept. 11 attacks – is Alwyn Cashe, and Biden compounded the error later on in the event, again referring to him as “Chase.”
Biden presented the medal itself to Cashe’s widow, Tamera, honoring her late husband’s heroism and sacrifice in saving fellow soldiers from a burning vehicle in Iraq back in 2005.
Embarrassingly, Biden’s goofs did not end there, with Biden later declaring that he was awarding another posthumous Medal of Honor to Master Sgt. Earl Plumlee, despite the fact that the honoree was in fact standing right beside him.
The hits kept coming for Biden on Friday during a graduation speech he delivered at South Carolina State University in which he made some eyebrow-raising comments and assertions to the assembled crowd that could call his mental acuity into question once more, as the New York Post reported.
If an audience member didn’t know better, he or she might have momentarily thought Biden’s second-in-command had somehow been granted a job promotion when the aging chief executive declared, “President Harris is a proud Howard alum.”
Biden also made some rather bizarre — yet forcefully confident — predictions about technological advances the graduates are likely to witness “in the next 10 years,” including “traveling commercially in the next 20 years at 12 to 15,000 miles an hour, a velocity the Post notes is “unheard of outside of space exploration.”
Former White House physician Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-TX), for one, has notably opined that “there is something so obviously wrong with Biden’s cognitive fitness,” and legions of Americans have arrived at a similar assessment in recent months, but for now it seems that the president’s handlers remain cruelly content to let him flounder on the world stage for all to see.