Well, Joe has managed to embarrass the United States yet again.
Biden was holding a virtual conference to tout a deal between the United States, UK, and Australia.
However, he seemed to forget the Australian prime minister’s name, calling him “that fella from Down Under.”
It must be rather difficult dealing with someone you know is not in complete control of his mental faculties.
Yet, these other officials continue to humor Biden, as Prime Minister Scott Morrison did during the conference.
After Boris Johnson spoke, Biden got the floor and stated, “Thank you Boris (Johnson) and I want to thank uh… that fella Down Under.”
He then added, “Thank you very much, pal… appreciate it, prime minister.”
The Aussie PM merely smiled and gave Biden a thumb’s up…
US President Joe Biden appeared to forget PM Scott Morrison’s name during this morning’s historic announcement of the #AUKUS defence pact.
Biden said “I wanna thank that fella down under” after thanking UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
— Nine.com.au (@Ninecomau) September 16, 2021
Nigel Farge immediately took a shot at Biden over the gaffe…
Joe Biden is just an old duffer, he’s not up to the job.
— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) September 16, 2021
Australian News Outlet Sky News also took a jab…
US President Joe Biden has addressed Scott Morrison as “pal” and “that fellow down under” after appearing to forget the name of Australia’s national leader in a joint defence address.https://t.co/3Uip8z9I8F
— Sky News Australia (@SkyNewsAust) September 15, 2021
Oh, by the way, that deal infuriated France, who already had an agreement in place regarding defense technology with Australia.
France went absolutely ballistic after the deal was announced, clearly upset that Biden did not bother to include them in the new agreement.
Great job all the way around, Joe.