President Joe Biden faced backlash on Monday after attempting to share a website to stop fraud in his student debt handouts plan...with the help of his teleprompter.
The gaffe-machine in-chief announced the launch of an online application portal for those earning below $125,000 per year receive up to $10,000 in handouts.
Biden also promoted the Federal Trade Commission’s website for reporting fraud.
But the president hit some road blocks when he tried spelled out the word “dot” while giving the URL of the FTC’s website.
“If you get any questionable calls, please tell us by going to report fraud…report fraud, D-O-T, F-T-C, dot gov,” Biden said for the website reportfraud.ftc.gov.
The gaffe didn’t go unnoticed by social media, who roasted him for reading out anything put on his teleprompter.
Washington Times columnist Tim Young tweeted:
“Biden is so gone that he will literally read ANY WORDS they put on the teleprompter in front of him. ‘reportfraud D-O-T F-T-C dot gov.'”
“Glassy-eyed Biden gets another absolute ass kicking from the teleprompter,” CRTV engagement director Jason Howerton wrote.
“Stand strong, Joe! You’re the only thing standing between us and Kamala,” YouTuber Todd Masson joked.
“Can’t make this up. They put the word ‘dot’ in the teleprompter and he literally got so confused he spelt it out instead of just saying ‘dot,'” RNC Research rapid response director Tommy Pigott wrote.
“Joe Biden spelled out D-O-T that’s the . in an [web] address today. He really is Ron Burgandy,” Radio host Clay Travis tweeted.
Biden initially announced his student debt handout plan in August, which followed criticism from Republican leaders.
But many media outlets were also forced to acknowledge flaws and the enormous impact on inflation.