President Joe Biden caught some attention after skipping dinner with NATO leaders on Tuesday night opting instead to head straight to his hotel in Lithuania.
When asked why Biden wasn’t attending the dinner, a US official blamed his busy schedule over the past four days for the early departure and said the president is preparing for a ‘big speech’ on Wednesday.
Biden had Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, attend in his place.
The dinner diss came after Biden told Turkish President, Recep Erdogan, that he would win re-election and that he would be working with him for the next five years.
Clearly not taking into consideration mounting concerns about his age, and the bribery scandals surrounding his family, Biden seemed incredibly confident about his chances in 2024. Biden will be 86 by the end of his second term should he win re-election.
On any given day, Twitter is active with criticism of the president’s cognitive abilities and the NATO summit was no exception:
Even with a cheat card, this is what we get on the world stage from President Biden? pic.twitter.com/NWMYSyC89B
— thedailybs w/ Snerdley (@thedailybs_Bo) July 12, 2023
Biden skipped the NATO dinner last night.
This is the third time he’s skipped a dinner with world leaders while on an international trip.
The White House says it’s from his “tough schedule.”
It’s called “SUNDOWNING.”
People who have Alzheimer’s tend to crash around…
— James Bradley (@JamesBradleyCA) July 12, 2023
WAIT FOR IT…
Bewildered Joe Biden Gets Confused And Needs Assistance Being Walked Off NATO Stage pic.twitter.com/FI062bVCip
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) July 11, 2023
Biden looks lost as he is led across the hall at the NATO summit in Lithuania. He is told to sign a document.
“My signature? Just my signature?”
Biden never does anything of his own volition anymore.pic.twitter.com/FCzZka7vGY
— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) July 11, 2023
Most Americans have probably forgotten the days when President Trump would hold daily, hours long press conferences. According to The New York Times, Biden has held the fewest pressers since Reagan.