Oh No, Joe: Mental Blunders At Press Conference Only Heighten Concerns

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 07: U.S. President Joe Biden delivers the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on February 7, 2023 in the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. The speech marks Biden's first address to the new Republican-controlled House. (Photo by Jacquelyn Martin-Pool/Getty Images)

President Joe Biden mixed up two foreign presidents and forgot the name of a parish during a press conference Thursday meant in part to defend his memory.

A late night press conference was called by the White House originally intended to start at 7:45 p.m. However, it was delayed by roughly 10 minutes. Biden addressed reporters on the recent ruling in his classified documents case, which was lead by special counsel Robert Hur. Although Hur declined to seek further charges against the president, Hur’s report had described Biden as an “elderly man with a poor memory” during their interviews.

Biden began the press conference by addressing comments made regarding his memory, specifically noting to his eldest son’s death. While Biden mentioned that he keeps a rosary in memory of his son Beau, Biden appeared to forget the church parish it came from, which resulted in silence.