During Friday morning’s news conference regarding a new Executive Order on abortion, Joe Biden wrecked himself with a festival of lies and mistakes, as we reported. Then he turned his attention to the assassination of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
When Biden issued a statement on the assassination (more than eight hours after it happened), of course, he couldn’t keep the focus on the statesman who was just murdered and included a part about “gun violence,” attempting to tie it to his continual gun control push, ignoring Japan’s extreme gun control laws.
That theme continued during the news conference. When he spoke about Abe, he again tried to push his gun control narrative, but his take was insane and incoherent.
Joe Biden claims that the assassination of Former Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe is "is the first use of a weapon to murder someone in in Japan." pic.twitter.com/YOHWTv90K0
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) July 8, 2022
“The fact is that one thing did strike my — get my attention — that this was the first use of a weapon to murder someone in, in Japan.”
That claim is just farcical nonsense. This, of course, isn’t true. Even with extreme gun laws, Japan still has some gun homicides each year. Indeed, there have even been political assassinations in which the weapon used was a gun — for example, the mayor of Nagasaki, who was shot to death in 2007 by a member of the Yakuza.
And, since Biden said weapon without specifying what type of weapon, Biden should be aware that guns aren’t the only deadly weapons and not the only weapons used in assassination attempts. Shinzo Abe’s grandfather Nobusuke Kishi, who also served as Prime Minister of Japan, was stabbed in an assassination attempt in 1960.
Does history repeat itself?
— L'affranchi (@LAffranchi54) July 8, 2022
Then Biden made it worse by attempting to compare his fake number to numbers supposedly from the United States. Although it’s not clear what exactly was being compared, given the crazy numbers and gobbledygook that Biden threw out. I’m not even sure he knew what he was trying to say:
“I think we have thus far have three thousand — I won’t [???] hold me to the numbers — 688 or, I mean, between three and four thousand cases. They have one. One.”
Cases of what? Political assassinations? Murders? Killings with guns? What exactly is he saying here? And doesn’t he have any conscience at all? Shinzo Abe being assassinated isn’t an object lesson to use to bash people over the head with your narrative. What do you think the Japanese people think when they see you doing that? They’re not liking what they’re seeing right now from Joe Biden.
— Sumanth Raman (@sumanthraman) July 8, 2022
That’s certainly one way to put it.
The only thing worse than Joe Biden reading everything on the teleprompter is allowing him to go off-script.