Video of Joe Biden plunged the White House into total damage control

Biden’s handlers hate when he speaks to the press or the public. And Joe just proved why with one braindead statement.

And a video of Joe Biden plunged the White House into total damage control.

President Biden botched one of Abraham Lincoln’s most famous phrases while addressing the nation’s governors over the weekend, after declaring, “I want to make sure I get this quote exactly right.”

The 81-year-old president read from a notecard at Saturday’s Governor’s Ball Dinner, which appeared to include a quote from Lincoln’s inaugural address.

“Standing here in front of this portrait of the man behind me, I want to make sure I get this quote exactly right,” Biden began, standing in front of a painting of the 16th president.

“He said, ‘We — the better angels,’ he said, ‘We must address the counsel — and adjust to the better angels of our nature.’”

“And we do the — and we do well to remember what else he said. He said, ‘We’re not enemies, but friends.’”

“This is in the middle of — this is in the — in the part of the Civil War,” he said.

“He said: ‘We’re not enemies, but [we’re] friends, we must not be enemies.’”

It appears Biden was attempting to cite Lincoln’s first inaugural address in March 1861, in which he famously stated: “We are not enemies, but friends. We should not be adversaries.”

“Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection,” Lincoln told the divided nation.

“The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to everly living heart and healthstone all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched — as surely they will be — by the better angels of our nature.”

Lincoln delivered that address in March 1861, more than a month before Confederate troops fired on Fort Sumter, formally beginning the Civil War, and not in the midst of it, as Biden stated.

Following his latest mishap on Saturday, the president joked about his age, but made no mention of the apparent error.

“Folks — and I’ve been around,” Biden told the nation’s governors.

“I know I don’t look it. I’ve been around a long while, though,” he joked.

“And I mean this sincerely, we’ve gotten — politics has gotten too bitter — Democrats and Republicans.”

“Politics has gotten too personally [sic], and it just is – it’s just not like it was,” he said.

Stay tuned to the DC Daily Journal.

Email Newsletter

Sign Up for our Newsletter

Enter your best address below to receive the latest cartoons and breaking news in your email inbox:
Please wait...
You are successfully subscribed!
There was an error with subscription attempt.
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments