On Friday, Biden signed an executive order to provide limited protections to women seeking abortions in response to the reversal of Roe v. Wade by the U.S. Supreme Court on June 24th.
Flanked by Vice President Kamala Harris and Secretary of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra, Biden addressed the country and the press to explain his order, as well as express his commitment to protect a woman’s right to an abortion.
During the speech, however, Biden appeared unaware as to what and what not to read out loud from the teleprompter. In a moment that many Twitter users found highly amusing, Biden read a quote from the teleprompter and then read what appeared to be stage directions. He stated, “It is noteworthy that the percentage of women who registered to vote and cast a ballot is consistently higher than the percentage of the men who do so. End of quote.”
He then read the next set of directions out loud. “Repeat the line,” Biden said, before reciting the quote again and continuing to the next part of the address like nothing happened.
Washington Times columnist Tim Young mocked the president, tweeting, “Biden is so far gone that he will literally read anything put on the teleprompter in front of him. ‘End of quote’ …’Repeat the line.’”