Joe Biden landed in Israel Wednesday on a diplomatic mission aimed at condemning Iran’s nuclear threats, however no sooner had he stepped off Air Force One than he began his trademark gaffes embarrassing America on the world stage.
Firstly, Biden looked confused when he stepped onto the tarmac to greet other diplomats, asking, “What am I doing now?” clearly seeking direction and guidance from the people around him.
He then proceeded to direct unwarranted advances toward a female Israeli military service member, asking if he would get to depart with her.
During remarks delivered on the tarmac, Biden blundered comments regarding the Nazi genocide of the Jewish people, saying the world should strive “to keep alive the truth and honor of the Holocaust,” before quickly correcting himself to say “horror of the Holocaust.”
While the White House claimed Biden would not be shaking hands during the trip, he apparently forgot those instructions after fist-bumping Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid. After the fist bump, he basically caressed Lapid and gave Israel’s former PM Benjamin Netanyahu a firm handshake.
But perhaps the most embarrassing blunder came Thursday during an awards presentation where Biden was given the Israeli Presidential Medal of Honor by Israeli President Isaac Herzog.
As the senile septuagenarian was led off stage by Herzog, Biden turned to his right with his hand extended, seemingly expecting to greet someone; however, no one was there.
The gaffe was reminiscent of a previous faux pas where Biden appeared to turn and shake hands with the air following a speech at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in April.
At the time, “fact-checkers” denied Biden committed a gaffe claiming he merely turned with his hand extended to point to people on his right hand side.
Many will also recall the awkward moment Biden bizarrely held his hands up in fists during a CNN town hall as moderator Anderson Cooper asked him a question.
What will the fact-checkers say this time?