President Joe Biden faced a recent gaffe that left both critics and supporters bewildered as he stumbled over figures during a speech in Las Vegas, resulting in what can only be described as a numerical nightmare.
As reported by the Gateway Pundit on Saturday, December 9, 2023, the incident occurred as Biden departed the White House for Nevada, ignoring reporters and adding fuel to criticisms labeling him as the “Walking Dead.”
President Biden visited the Carpenter International Training Center to unveil projects related to the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act passed in 2021.
However, what was intended as a significant announcement turned into a moment of embarrassment as Biden presented an extraordinary and perplexing figure: “over a billion, three hundred million, trillion, three hundred million dollars.”
The muddled numerical expression immediately caught the attention of both analysts and the public, raising questions about the accuracy and coherence of the President’s statements.
Critics seized the opportunity to dub Biden as the “Walking Dead,” emphasizing what they perceive as a decline in his usually sharp persona
During his speech, Biden not only faced numerical challenges but also took a jab at former President Donald Trump, claiming, “Four years of Infrastructure Week. But it failed, he failed.
This remark refers to Trump’s attempt to promote an “Infrastructure Week” in 2017, aimed at garnering support for a trillion-dollar proposal to rebuild the nation’s infrastructure. Biden’s announcement, while intended to highlight the administration’s commitment to infrastructure development, became a source of confusion and amusement due to the President’s verbal slip.
The reference to an astronomical amount raised eyebrows, with attendees left wondering if the Biden administration had pledged the gross domestic product of several large planets.
The proposed investment includes a substantial $3 billion allocation for a groundbreaking high-speed electric train route connecting Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.
The ambitious project aims to reduce the travel time between these cities, transforming a seven-hour car trip into a journey of just over two hours. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg provided additional details, stating that the rail line is expected to carry 11 million passengers at its peak, with the total trip taking about two hours—half the time it currently takes to drive.
The plan includes other passenger rail projects, such as a Los Angeles-San Francisco train reaching speeds of 220 miles per hour and rail expansions in various states. While the proposed investments are ambitious and align with the Biden administration’s focus on infrastructure, the President’s verbal slip has become a focal point of discussion.
Critics argue that Biden’s stumble over the figures raises concerns about his mental acuity, echoing previous comments about the President potentially “losing a step.” As the nation grapples with the implications of Biden’s numerical mishap, the administration hopes that the spotlight on infrastructure projects will bolster public support for Biden’s economic policies.
However, the incident adds another layer of scrutiny to the President’s communication skills and raises questions about the coherence of his messages. In the coming days, Biden’s verbal slip is likely to be a subject of analysis and debate, with critics using it as ammunition to question the President’s fitness for office. Whether this momentary lapse will have lasting consequences or be dismissed as a simple mistake remains to be seen.