(New York Post) President Biden confused two foreign leaders and their countries in yet another gaffe — moments after fuming “My memory is fine” during a hastily scheduled news conference at the White House.
“As you know, initially, the president of Mexico, Sisi, did not want to open up the gate to allow humanitarian material to get in [to Gaza],” Biden said. “I talked to him. I convinced him to open the gate.”
Biden had failed to mention that President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi is from Egypt and isn’t Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, two men the US president has met in recent years.
The mix-up had come minutes after Biden said his memory was “fine” in response to a scathing report released earlier in the day by special counsel Robert Hur on Biden’s mishandling of classified documents.
In his report, Hur said a jury would characterize the octogenarian as an “elderly man.”
“[A]t trial, Mr. Biden would likely present himself to a jury, as he did during our interview of him, as a sympathetic, well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory.”