Biden's Rambling Confusion and Impatience Takes Center Stage at CEO Meeting

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Joe Biden had a meeting on Wednesday that was open to the press. That was better than what he had yesterday — which was an empty schedule in the middle of multiple crises where he went shopping, got ice cream, and then called an early lid on the day at 3:06 p.m.

But any time you have Joe Biden in a situation that’s open to the press and/or public, it also means that it’s open to people seeing yet more Biden confusion and mistakes.

Biden seemed to have all kinds of confusion in his meeting and his related remarks. He was meeting with the CEOs of major U.S. companies — including GM’s Mary Barra and Ford’s Jim Farley — to discuss his Build Back Better bill with them. I’m not sure what the point of that was because that bill was killed and talking to CEOs isn’t going to bring it back. That’s not going to flip Republicans or Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ).

But Biden spoke about inflation and seemed not even to have a basic understanding of it.

“One of the reasons for inflation being high as it is, one-third of the reason that inflation is up is the cost of vehicles.” That’s not the way it works. Inflation goes up because of spending. The cost of cars isn’t the reason that the cost of everything else is up. So I don’t know what exactly he was trying to say here, but it didn’t make a lot of sense.

Biden spoke about a trip he took to Dearborn GM electric vehicle factory. He just went into a confusing ramble. The only thing that made any sense at all was the end when he said he enjoyed the electric vehicle factory and “that Hummer.” Um, I’m not even going to go there…

You know, the thing.

This next one must be Joe Biden looking into his not-too-distant future, knowing he’s not going to be long for this office. “I’m looking for a job, Mary,” Biden said to GM CEO Mary Barra after his confusing account about his Dearborn visit and the Hummer.

I’m not sure exactly what was going on in the next clip and I’m not sure Biden knows either. But one of the guests was thanking Biden for the invitation to the meeting. Then, Biden smirked and said what sounded like “Come on, guys let’s [move] this.”

It was weird, misplaced, and rude to interrupt the guest right in the middle of what he was saying. The guests all stopped and seemed confused. Was it past Joe Biden’s lid time? Time for his ice cream? Or was he just tired of being there, with no control to hold it back? The guest didn’t help himself when he said climate change was the “existential crisis of our time.” But still, it looked like Biden just lost his patience all of a sudden for no explainable reason.

This is the guy they want to have interact with the public more?