Alarming Footage Shows Biden Forgetting Hamas’ Name When Asked About Hostages

FILE - President Joe Biden eats a milk shake from Cook Out, a burger place in Raleigh, N.C., Jan. 18, 2024. Biden is going small to try to win big in November. With 10 months to go until Election Day, the Democratic incumbent is all in on minimalist events — visits to a boba tea store, a family's kitchen and a barbershop, for example — rather than big rallies. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

During a recent press conference, President Joe Biden shared updates in relation to the hostage negotiations between Hamas and Israel following a speech on a new border security bill.

When questioned about the sensitive negotiations, President Biden indicated positive developments, although opting for a cautious approach while discussing the matter. “There is some movement,” stated Biden, signifying responses have been received from parties involved in the negotiations.

While considering his response, there was a brief pause as Biden chose to carefully navigate the complex international topic. “There’s been a response from the opposition,” he continued, clarifying the dialogue around the ongoing situation.

At one point, Biden sought to reaffirm the identity of the opposition party, acknowledging, “Yes, I’m sorry, from Hamas,” referring to the group engaged with Israel, a nation that stands as a significant ally to the United States.

Representative Dean Phillips (D-Minn.), also vying for the Democratic nomination, has reacted to the press conference without explicit comment on President Biden’s delivery.

The situation concerning the hostage negotiations is dynamic and continues to be a matter of international interest, particularly given the implications for US foreign policy in the region. As more information surfaces, further updates from official sources are anticipated.

Rep. Dean Phillips (D-Minn.) expressed dismay over the clip. “I’m attacked for being honest and saying the quiet part out loud — the part DC insiders only do in private,” he posted on X. “I admire our President. I voted for him and campaigned for him. He has visited my home and been gracious to my family and our country. But shame on all of you pretending everything is OK,” Phillips continued. “You are leading us — and him — into a disaster, and you damn well know it.”