Sleepy Joe Biden’s Vietnam press speech was abruptly interrupted by his handlers on Sunday, who forced him off stage during his incoherent rambling.
Biden was halfway through answering questions from reporters when his handlers interrupted him and shuffled the ageing president away backstage.
“We talked about stability, we talked about the Third World, excuse me, the Southern Hemisphere has access to change. It wasn’t confrontational at all….” Biden said as he rambled on.
Then, all of a sudden, the voice of his press secretary, Karine Jean-Pierre, could be heard interjecting over Biden’s rambling as his Vietnam speech was cut short.
“Thank you everybody. This ends the press conference. Thanks everyone,” she said as she brought the presser to a close.
But Biden continued to ramble on, unaware his handlers had cut his mic off.
Then jazz music began to play over the loudspeaker as Biden tried to answer questions and continued speaking into the microphone.
As Biden attempted to answer more questions, the music grew louder, prompting Biden to put away his leather-backed folder.
Biden whispered ‘lying dog-faced pony soldier’ as he walked about the stage during the 26-minute engagement with the press.
After spending two days in India for the G20 Leaders’ Summit, Biden flew to Vietnam to upgrade the countries’ diplomatic ties and ended the day with a press conference.
The 80-year-old commander-in-chief joked about not knowing if it was morning or night and ended the presser event by saying, ‘I’m going to go to bed.’
Biden also bored reporters with a story he says is from a John Wayne movie and features the ‘Indians’ – not the ones he just met with – who don’t buy it when a Union soldier says ‘everything will be good’ if they go back to the reservation.
“And the Indian looks at John Wayne and points to the Union soldier and says, ‘He’s a lying dog-faced pony soldier.”
“Well, there’s a lot of lying dog-faced pony soldiers out there about global warming. But not anymore,” Biden said.
“All of the sudden, they’re all realizing it’s a problem,” the president said, whispering into the mic.