It was another bad day for coherence for Joe Biden at the White House.
He got back from yet another vacation in Delaware in the late morning.
His schedule rarely has more than one or two things on it. On Monday, however, he had three things on it, none of which seemed related to any of the pending crises having to do with the Israeli war and the hostages, the border, or the economy.
Most of the time he's just doing something ceremonial, as he did in one of the three events of the day. Biden welcomed the Vegas Golden Knights to the White House to celebrate their 2023 Stanley Cup victory.
That was a festival of incoherence.
Who is the president? Biden has no idea as he slurred his way through his comment, "President Harris is here to make sure we do this the right way."
BIDEN: "President Harris is here to make sure we do this the right way" 😬 pic.twitter.com/tdp72sjSDT— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) November 13, 2023
The player with the long blond hair heard it and you could see him starting to smile/laugh just as the clip cuts out.
Then he spoke about the Philadelphia Eagles because his wife is a fan but I'm not sure what he's talking about here — don't have them leave? Is that like "Don't jump!" a joke he's always making that's never funny?
Biden tells the Las Vegas Golden Knights: "Don't get the Philadelphia Eagles to leave and go 'cause I'll get divorced if that happens" pic.twitter.com/54UqqeTPdI— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) November 13, 2023
Then I have no idea what the heck Biden is talking about here, and I don't think he does either. Drafted or undrafted? Who knows? Certainly not Joe.
BIDEN: "John, the first true undrafted player in history! Off of the draft. To win the final, win that final MVP trophy" pic.twitter.com/0dAUlHw3Pm— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) November 13, 2023
But then when he was questioned by reporters at his second event of the day — signing a Memorandum that will establish the first-ever White House Initiative on Women’s Health Research — he needed help from his wife to answer. One of the reporters asked if Biden had spoken with Israel about taking any specific precautions regarding the hospitals in Gaza (before attacking Hamas who hide in such buildings). It sounds like the staff was trying to get the press out of there, but Jill Biden then had to help redirect him to the question as his brain seemed to wander off. "The hospital in Gaza," she says, prompting him.
REPORTER: "Have you urged Israel to take any specific precautions on the hospitals in Gaza?"— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) November 13, 2023
JILL, ED.D.: "The hospital in Gaza!"
BIDEN: "It is my hope and expectation that there will be less intrusive action relative to the hospital" pic.twitter.com/DcRt2P5Loj
"It is my hope and expectation that there will be, uh, less intrusive action relative to hospital," Biden said, saying he had been in contact with the Israelis.
"Also there's an effort to take this pause to deal with release of prisoners. And that's being negotiated as well, with Qataris are engaged. So I remain somewhat hopeful. Regardless, the hospital must be protected."
So, to walk through this: The Israelis have already blown up his fiction about "four-hour daily pauses" that the Biden team claimed to have negotiated. The Israelis said they have been doing situational pauses since the beginning of the war and nothing new had been negotiated. So unless he's talking about something new here, this is just blather and not true, something he's saying to pander to the left that wants a ceasefire.
Then, why is he calling "hostages" "prisoners"? Words have meaning.
Saying that the hospital must be "protected" is trying to tie Israel's hands and effectively it protects Hamas because they hide their people and their weapons in hospitals. How do you take them out then?
No one fights a war this way. The only one asked to defend themselves like this — with one hand tied behind their backs — is Israel.
This is what Biden calls being 100 percent behind Israel? He's trying to play both ends against the middle again.