Biden Makes 100 Year SLIP-UP On Camera
On February 14, 2018, a lone gunman fired on students and staff members at Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, killing 17 people. At the time, Joe Biden spoke out about the shooting as a private citizen, tweeting that Congress had an obligation to take action. However, over the weekend, now-President Biden claimed the shooting happened over a century ago.
Biden gave a speech on the White House South Lawn on Saturday, July 9, celebrating the recent passage of the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, the first gun control measure passed into law in decades. Toward the middle of his speech, Biden mentioned the 2009 shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, that claimed the lives of 13. He also referenced the Florida shooting but misspoke and said it happened in 1918.
Someone at the White House had the good sense to add a correction to the official transcript. But, cameras memorialized the gaffe.
Biden also managed to step in it a second time when he told the father of one of the Florida victims to “sit down” after the gentleman spoke out, demanding the president do more to protect Americans from the ravages of gun violence.
With the country facing a multitude of issues at home and abroad, Americans look to the White House for calm, compassionate, and competent leadership. Do you think Biden’s continued blunders and outbursts weaken that position?