President Biden dedicated his latest awkward gaffe Wednesday when it appeared he forgot to shake the hand of Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, generally known as “Lula,” earlier than leaving the stage after a joint occasion.
The gaffe occurred following Biden’s speech on staff’ rights on the United Nations in New York City when he shook the hand of International Labor Organization Director-General Gilbert Houngbo, who was additionally on stage, after which stopped to wave and provides a salute towards the viewers earlier than slowly turning and strolling away.
Lula walked towards Biden as if to shake his hand, earlier than realizing the president was starting to stroll in the opposite route. He then turned and motioned his arm towards his facet of the stage and walked away, showing irritated.
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The gaffe got here on the identical day as Biden was torched on social media for — in accordance to a press pool report — telling the identical story at a fundraiser twice simply minutes aside, that customers identified was “nearly word for word.”
“After briefly touting his economic record, POTUS reflected on his decision to seek the presidency,” the pool report from Politico’s Jonathan Lemire, who was touring with the president on Wednesday, acknowledged. “He told the story about the events of Charlottesville in 2017 as the reason for his campaign. A few minutes later, he told the story again, nearly word for word.”
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Users promoted the pool report as proof that the 80-year-old president’s age has develop into an element in his presidency and marketing campaign for re-election, a cost he has confronted from each side of the aisle since taking workplace.
An Associated Press-NORC ballot final month discovered that 77% of Americans say Biden is simply too previous for a second time period. While an unsurprising 89% of Republicans expressed the sentiment, 69% of Democrats additionally say Biden is not up to the duty, in accordance to the ballot.
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Fox News’ Andrew Mark Miller contributed to this report.