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You have heard of having egg on your face, but this is something else entirely.
On Friday, Joe Biden was meeting with governors on a Zoom meeting when an aide handed him a note that read “Sir, there is something on your chin,” The Associated Press reported.
Sometimes when one is old and feeble, not that we are accusing anyone of that, it is helpful to have someone young nearby to catch such embarrassing gaffes.
Check out an image of Biden’s note below:
Biden was talking to the governors as wildfires burn across Western states, as is sadly common this time of year.
“Our resources are already being stretched to keep up,” he said to the bipartisan group of governors. “We need more help.”
“Jay, you’re beginning to convince the American people there is a thing called climate crisis,” he said at the start of the meeting in a nod to Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, as if wildfires have not existed for centuries.
“Since our last meeting, the number of large uncontained wildfires has nearly doubled to 66 fires,” he said. “The number of firefighters on the job to battle them has tripled. Over 3.4 million acres have already burned.”
The Washington governor said he was concerned that Biden’s initiative to reduce carbon emissions will not get past Congress.
“That’s going to ultimately decide whether these forests survive in the next century,” he said.
But Biden’s chin was the star of the show, unlike on Thursday when he snapped at a Fox News reporter.
Fox News correspondent Peter Doocey clearly rattled Joe Biden on Thursday afternoon when asking about the administration changing another policy.
Biden and Doocy had a testy exchange after Biden gave a speech announcing that Americans need to mask up again even if they are vaccinated.
On May 13, Biden told Americans that if they are vaccinated, they no longer needed to wear masks.
“If you are fully vaccinated, you no longer need to wear a mask,” Biden said that day. “Get vaccinated — or wear a mask until you do.”
Earlier this week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated their guidance for areas of the country seeing a spike in infections.
Now, the CDC says people need to wear masks indoors even if they are vaccinated.
On Thursday, Doocey asked Biden about his previous comments and how the administration is clearly taking a hypocritical stance.
“In May you made it sound like the vaccine was to lose the mask forever,” Doocy said to Biden.
Biden said, “That was true at the time. I thought people would understand that getting vaccinated made a gigantic difference.”
Biden tried claiming that things have “changed” since his comments back in May.
“What happened was a new variant came along, they didn’t get vaccinated, it spread more rapidly and people are getting sick. That’s the difference,” a visibly annoyed Biden shouted back at Doocey.
Biden then walked out of the East Room at the White House.
Doocy vs. Biden 🔥
Doocy: You said if you were fully vaccinated, you no longer need to wear a mask.
Biden: I didn't say that.
Doocy: You did.
Doocy: In May, you made it sound like the vaccine was the ticket to lose the mask forever.
Biden: That was true at the time. pic.twitter.com/0ITF0GZZqM
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) July 29, 2021
And that was not the first time this week that Biden snapped at a reporter.
On Monday he snapped at an NBC News reporter, Kelly O’Donnell, for asking him a question about Veteran’s Affairs.
“Mr. President, do you think Veterans Affairs — Mr. President, Veterans Affairs is going to have a mandate —,” she said as he cut her off.
“You are such a pain in the neck, but I’m going to answer your question because we’ve known each other for so long. It has nothing to do with Iraq. The answer —,” he said before she cut him off.
“I take that as a compliment, Mr. President,” she said.
“I’ll answer your question. Yes, Veteran Affairs is going to, in fact, require that all docs working in facilities are going to have to be vaccinated,” he said.