The Grand Canyon is one of the Earth’s nine wonders of the world, Joe Biden said.
The problem: he is wrong. Way wrong.
Joe Biden: What Did He Say Now?
“The Grand Canyon — one of the Earth’s nine wonders, wonders of the world, literally. Think of that. You know, it’s amazing. An enduring symbol of America to the entire world,” Biden said.
Biden made his comment while he was in Arizona to establish a new national monument called Baaj Nwaavjo I’tah Kukveni or the Ancestral Footprints of the Grand Canyon National Monument in English on 917,618 acres.
“These special places are not a pass-through on the way to the Grand Canyon. They are sacred and significant unto their own right,” she added. “We are in a new era, one in which we honor tribally led conservation, advance co-stewardship and care about the well-being of Native American people.”
As has become customary with Biden gaffes, people were quick to correct him.
The Real Seven Wonders of the Natural World
There are Seven Wonders of the Natural World. The Grand Canyon is one of seven. The others include the Northern Lights; the Great Barrier Reef; Paricutin in Mexico; Victoria Falls in Africa; Mount Everest; and the Rio de Janeiro harbor.
He later attempted to correct his error.
“The first time I saw the Grand Canyon, years ago, I was a young senator. As I stood there and looked out, a phrase came to mind, it was instinctive, I said this must be, this is God’s cathedral. That’s what it reminded me of. It just is so magnificent,” the president told those listening to his speech. “As a matter of fact, I said nine, it’s one of the seven wonders of the world.”
Biden Gaffe Minor Compared With Others
This gaffe was minor in comparison with some of his other recent flubs which caused many to wonder about his cognitive abilities.
His comment about Vladimir Putin losing in Iraq in June caused many to question if he was losing his mind.
“It’s hard to tell really. But he’s clearly losing the war in Iraq. He’s losing the war at home and he has become a bit of a pariah around the world. And it’s not just NATO, it’s not just the European Union. It’s Japan, it’s 40 nations,” he said.
Such a flub could be seen as a symptom of his aging and feed the rumors about his incompetence.
“The Democratic Party needs to be responsive to what people are saying about Biden and their concerns that they have with his age,” a congressional Democrat, who remained anonymous, told the outlet, told Fox News. “The number of text messages that I got after the president fell … I mean, my phone was blowing up. People are like, ‘Oh, this is so bad.’”
An unnamed former Western diplomat said Biden is not exactly a paragon of health or fitness.
“Physically, he’s quite frail, and he falls off his bicycle or whatever,” the diplomat told NBC. “He doesn’t have the stamina levels of an Obama or a younger president. People worry about his physical frailty and running from age 82 to 86.”
“That is really old by European standards, really, really old. We don’t have anyone that age,” the diplomat continued.
John Rossomando is a defense and counterterrorism analyst and served as Senior Analyst for Counterterrorism at The Investigative Project on Terrorism for eight years. His work has been featured in numerous publications such as The American Thinker, The National Interest, National Review Online, Daily Wire, Red Alert Politics, CNSNews.com, The Daily Caller, Human Events, Newsmax, The American Spectator, TownHall.com, and Crisis Magazine. He also served as senior managing editor of The Bulletin, a 100,000-circulation daily newspaper in Philadelphia, and received the Pennsylvania Associated Press Managing Editors first-place award for his reporting.