(ReclaimingAmerica.net) – In a stupefying and medically alarming new gaffe boosting the already hard questions about his mental fitness, Joe Biden told the same story twice, only moments apart, in a speech at a campaign fundraiser.
The president’s blunder was first exposed by a reporter who attended the event but was then conveyed in full by a White House transcript.
Biden’s “same story in minutes” gaffe occurred on Wednesday night in New York at a fundraiser for his presidential campaign hosted by Amy Goldman Fowler, a billionaire heiress and author.
The 80-year-old president was discussing his decision to run for president in 2020, saying he was motivated by a right-wing rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August 2017, The Washington Times reports.
“You remember those folks walking out of the fields literally carrying torches, with Nazi swastikas, holding them forward, singing the same vicious, anti-Semitic bile — the same exact bile — bile that was sung in — in Germany in the early ‘30s. And a young woman was killed. A young woman was killed,” Biden said, according to the official White House transcript.
He then talked about how then-President Donald Trump reacted to the events.
“The former guy was asked, ‘What do you think would happen?’ He was the sitting president. And he said, ‘I thought there were some very fine people on both sides.’ And I mean this sincerely from the bottom of my heart that’s when I decided I — I was going to run again,” the transcript reads.
Then, after briefly mentioning that his family insisted he should challenge Trump for the White House, he repeated the above story.
“You know, you may remember that, you know, those folks from Charlottesville, as they came out of the fields and carrying those swastikas, and remember the ones with the torches and the Ku — accompanied by the Ku Klux Klan. And in addition to that, they had — there were white supremacists. Anyway, they were making the big case about how terrible this was. And a young woman was killed in the process,” Biden said, according to the White House transcript.
“And my predecessor, as I said, was asked what he thought. He said, ‘There are some very fine people on both sides.’ Well, that kept ringing in my head,” the president added.
After telling the same story twice, he declared he couldn’t “remain silent any longer.”
“I ran because I thought everything this country stood for was up for grabs for the first time in my career,” the transcript quotes him as saying.
Another case of Biden repeating himself in the same speech occurred in June when he told the same story about a quote from his physics professor on an inflection point within 8 minutes. That gaffe was caught on a social media video.
Earlier on Wednesday, the president made other gaffes at the United Nations. He first wrestled with his headset to hear a speech by Brazil’s President Lula da Silva, stumbled into the Brazilian flag, and finally forgot to shake hands with the foreign leader who was “visibly irritated.”