Another day, another embarrassing gaffe from Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.
During an interview on CBS’s The Late Late Show back in April, Biden appeared to accidentally reveal a screen with teleprompter text in front of him during the conversation.
While the interview occurred several months ago, a clip of which went viral Friday.
Biden held up a photo of himself posing with his two sons when they were in college, a picture which he said hangs in his bedroom.
As he held up the framed picture, there appeared to be green text that reflected off the glass and into his camera.
It certainly seemed as if the reflection in the picture frame caught what looks like a text from a teleprompter, which would be used to help him answer questions.
Biden seems to be running into issues often during interviews with media figures.
During an interview on Thursday with CNN host Jake Tapper, Biden appeared to lose his train of thought while attempting to discredit his nickname “Slow Joe,” which was given to him by President Donald Trump.
“Just look at us, okay?” Biden said. “Just look at us. Who seems to be in shape? Who’s able to move around?”
“Who’s, I mean, this idea of, you know, ‘Slow Joe,’” Biden said with a laugh. He then began to lose his train of thought. “I, anyway, I, I shouldn’t laugh about it because, uh, anyway, Donald Trump, uh, just look at us both, watch us, and determine whether or not you think, uh, um, I’m misleading anyone, not you personally, but the public, you know, look at me, judge me based on—”
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Earlier this week, Biden’s former White House stenographer has weighed in on the controversy surrounding the former vice president’s cognitive health.
Mike McCormick worked as a stenographer at the White House for 15 years, including a stint with Biden for six years from 2011 to 2017.
McCormick told the Washington Free Beacon in a recent interview that Biden’s mental acuity has slipped since he left office in 2017.
“He’s lost a step and he doesn’t seem to have the same mental acuity as he did four years ago,” McCormick said.
“He doesn’t have the energy, he doesn’t have the pace of his speaking. He’s a different guy,” McCormick added.
McCormick described working with and traveling with Biden — a job in which he transcribed Biden’s speeches and conversations — in his recent book, which is titled “Joe Biden Unauthorized.”
One of those conversations was with Russian President Vladimir Putin, who McCormick said “humiliated” Biden.
The stenographer recalled a meeting during the Obama administration’s so-called Russian reset visit in March 2011.
McCormick said that Biden’s aides claimed former President Barack Obama was “dominated” by Putin during a previous meeting, but that they were sure the then-vice president could handle Putin.
It did not work out that way.
While Biden attempted to speak about previously visiting Russia, Putin had his microphone cut and kicked the media out of the room, according to McCormick.
“[Putin’s] message was unmistakable: I’m in charge of the room, I’m in charge of my country, and I’m in charge of the reset,” McCormick writes in his book. “As you might imagine, the vice president’s staffers were furious with the Russians. I was instructed to have the transcript reflect how the vice president had been cut off in mid-sentence.”
McCormick said that Biden has lost the ability to speak without direction.
“And notice, he’s not doing that anymore,” he continued. “He read that [Democratic National Committee speech] verbatim … it’s not Joe Biden anymore.”
Many have suggested that Biden appears “lost” at times.
Last week, Biden was heckled by a man at a campaign stop who yelled: “Hey Joe, you finally got out of the basement!”
Recently, Biden seemed to suggest that all black people think the same, unlike Latinos.
Last month, he spoke about his bizarre plan to “get our kids to market swiftly.”
Before that, Biden came under fire for his “you ain’t black” comment with an African-American radio host.