RNC Mocked Joe Biden for Recent Teleprompter Fail – On Tuesday, the Republican National Committee (RNC) mocked President Joe Biden for struggling to read from a teleprompter during a speech at the White House.
“Robert L. Peters vs. Teleprompter,” RNC Research (@RNCResearch) captioned the video, which it shared on X – the social media platform formerly known as Twitter.
Robert L. Peter has been disclosed as one of three aliases that Biden used while serving as vice president to communicate with his son Hunter Biden via email. The elder Biden also used the pseudonyms Robin Ware and JRB Ware.
As previously reported, those aliases were discovered among the nearly 5,400 emails that may have contained government information and which then Vice President Joe Biden may have discussed business with his son and others.
Trouble Reading Or Something Else
Critics of President Biden noted he struggled to read from the teleprompter during his speech on Tuesday on the importance of lowering the cost of prescription drugs.
He appeared to lose his place – confusing the American city of Chicago with Toronto, Canada’s largest city.
It was arguably an honest mistake, made worse by the way the sentence was written.
After stating that prescription drugs are cheaper in Canada or France, Biden stated, “A drug company that makes a drug here in America, if it’s sold in Chicago, you can buy the same drug in Toronto or Paris cheaper than you can buy it in Toronto — I mean, excuse me, in — in Chicago.”
Stop the presses was essentially the message from the RNC. Biden is so old he confused two cities.
While President Biden has told many a tall tale and made some truly questionable statements over the years, this was really just an honest and simple mistake.
It should be noted too that Chicago and Toronto have been twin cities since 1991 – and both are known for their tall buildings, cold winters, and their respective baseball teams.
Biden is a Gaffe Machine – We Know That
However, this was not the first time that Joe Biden has flubbed part of a speech while reading from a teleprompter.
At last month’s NATO Summit in the Lithuanian capital city of Vilnius, the president flubbed part of a speech about the international alliance.
“Soon NATO will be the 32nd freestanding, have free, 30 free, 32 freestanding members!,” the president said as he flubbed the line, referencing how Sweden will become the 32nd country to join the alliance after Turkey agreed to support its accession.
Biden, who is a self-confessed “gaffe machine,” appeared to laugh off the flub.
He looked away from the teleprompter and into the crowd, before returning to the address.
Biden is also hardly the first president to stumble even when staying on script. Former President George W. Bush was routinely called out for his verbal failures, so much so that he was known to poke fun at himself at a White House Correspondence Dinner.
By contrast, former president Donald Trump skipped the dinners, and in 2019 opted to hold a rally instead.
Trump is quick to dish out the insults, yet aides have said he has a thin skin when it comes to ridicule aimed in his direction.
More to the Joe Biden Story? Not Really!
In another video shared by RNC Research this week, Biden also seemed “bewildered” as reporters shouted questions at him.
However, it has been suggested that the president wasn’t actually taking questions at the time – and opted to ignore the reporters.
Such clips are largely taken out of context – and social media simply allows the edited moments to be quickly shared, creating a false narrative.
There is no doubt that Joe Biden misspoke, yet it was a common mistake. As for his bewilderment, the full and unedited video could paint a better picture of what actually transpired.
The RNC is simply guilty of spreading misinformation/disinformation about Biden when there are far more serious and pressing matters.
The GOP looks obsessed with making Joe Biden look old and or weak. If they stick to the facts they would have a much more effective message.
Robert L. Peters vs Teleprompter pic.twitter.com/UwJXDs9PrN
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) August 30, 2023
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