Joe Biden Calls Tornado-Ravaged Town ‘Rolling Stone’. At the end of March, President Joe Biden repeatedly referred to the town of Rolling Fork, Miss., as “Rolling Stone” during a stop in the town to examine the damage caused by a tornado a week earlier.
It seems for President Biden the mistakes keep piling up.
What Happened Now?
The EF 4 tornado touched down near Rolling Fork and remained on the ground for 80 miles towards the end of March. The small town is a predominately black community located in one of the poorest counties in Mississippi. The tornado flattened houses and uprooted trees. It destroyed most of the town’s businesses.
“We’re not just here for today, I’m determined that we’re going to leave nothing behind. We’re going to get it done for you,” Biden said during his speech months back. “I’m making sure you got a place to sleep, food to eat, helping you rebuild your lives in Rolling Stone.”
Biden made the gaffe twice during the speech.
“The town of Rolling Stone will be back, and we’ll be with you every step of the way,” he said the second time.
The president then caught himself, calling the town by its correct name of Rolling Fork, and joked about his state of mind.
“Rolling Stone. I got my mind going here,” Biden said.
What Is Happening to the President?
Republicans have made an issue of the president’s mental competence since the 2020 presidential campaign. They continually question his cognitive abilities.
“We begin tonight with Joe Biden, like many elderly Americans suffering from a very steep cognitive decline, Biden has good days and he has bad days,” Fox News host Sean Hannity said a few months ago. “Unfortunately, this week has not been good at all.”
“I have long said there would come a time when I was not the only one discussing Joe Biden’s cognitive decline. That time is now. As Democrats in the West Wing and the broader Democrat Party express discontent about his age-related decline,” Jackson told Fox News last year.
GOP presidential candidate Nikki Haley suggested that politicians receive a cognitive test, jabbing against Biden and former President Donald Trump. First Lady Jill Biden hit back.
“We would never even discuss something like that,” Jill Biden said. “How many 30-year-olds could travel to Poland, get on the train, go nine more hours, go to Ukraine, meet with President [Volodymyr] Zelensky?”
The First Lady continued: “Look at the man. Look what he’s doing. Look what he continues to do each and every day.”
Joe Biden, the Gaffe Machine
Biden has been a gaffe machine for decades, beginning long before anyone could question age-related issues.
During the 2008 campaign, Biden notoriously told Missouri State Sen. Chuck Graham, a paraplegic confined to a wheelchair to stand up.
“I’m told Chuck Graham, state senator, is here. Stand up Chuck, let ‘em see you. Oh, God love you. What am I talking about. I’ll tell you what, you’re making everybody else stand up, though, pal,” Biden said during a campaign stop.
The president also referred to Barack Obama as “Barack America” during a campaign event in August 2008.
Gaffes and misstatements are just Joe Biden being Joe Biden.
John Rossomando was a senior analyst for Defense Policy 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, 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 in 2008 for his reporting.