Joe Biden is once again struggling to stay out of controversies. In his latest gaffe, Biden forgot he shook hands with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer five seconds after the handshake.
Similarly, even after recovering from the coronavirus, Biden persistently coughed during his speech at the White House, which raised the eyebrows of his critics on social media.
Biden Continuously Making Blunders
During the signing ceremony of the $52 billion CHIPS Act, Biden was standing with SparkCharge founder Joshua Aviv, Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Chuck Schumer firstly shook hands with Biden, followed by the other people standing in the row.
Whereas in the end, Biden once again extended his hand toward Schumer for the second handshake. However, Schumer went to the podium and Biden started touching his chin in embarrassment.
Joe Biden shakes hands with Chuck Schumer and then immediately forgets he did it and tries again. pic.twitter.com/QN0Mv4TeKk
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) August 9, 2022
In the same event, Biden kept on coughing while delivering the speech on the passing of the CHIPS Act, even though he already recovered from a rebound COVID infection a few days ago.
He consistently stopped during his speech, coughed in his hands, and took some sips of water.
Later on, the White House stated the president already tested negative for the coronavirus and these are the lingering effects of COVID.
Ashish Jha, the White House COVID Response Coordinator, argued last month that Biden suffered from asthma in the past; so he sometimes faces “a little bit of bronchospasm,” which results in his coughing.
Twitter Users Schooled Biden Once Again
Biden’s consistent coughing made Twitter users uncomfortable. They were worried about Biden was attending meetings without masks at a time when he was still showing symptoms of coronavirus.
The Twitter account of a conservative news outlet, the Washington Free Beacon, slammed the president for coughing into his hands and then shaking the same hand with attendees of the event.
After coughing into his hand during his entire speech, Biden proceeds to shake hands with everyone in the crowd. pic.twitter.com/ZkQnQ8QWUF
— Washington Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) August 9, 2022
Likewise, a conservative commentator, Carmine Sabia, noted Biden is coughing so hard that his lungs can come out anytime soon.
Even a liberal journalist, Aaron Rupar, emphasized Biden is coughing too much; so he should keep his speech “a bit shorter.”
Stephen L. Miller, the editor of a British magazine, The Spectator, was worried about the lack of coronavirus safety protocols in the White House, as he stated Biden was “just wearing a mask” one day before his speech.
Netizens also slammed Biden on his handshake gaffe.
Steve Guest, the Special Advisor for Communications of Republican Senator Ted Cruz, called the event “scary,” adding Biden could forget his handshake with Schumer within five seconds.
Furthermore, Andrew Malcolm, the National Politics contributor, predicted no one will make any humor out of Biden’s gaffes when his “blighted mind takes lives.”
Tea Party Patriots wrote Biden is mentally unfit to serve as president of the United States.
This article appeared in TheDailyBeat and has been published here with permission.