During a news conference this week in Hanoi, Vietnam, President Biden looked lost and rambling before telling the crowd he was off to bed.
Biden, who is 80 years old, made a bad joke by calling the anti-Vietnam War movie Good Morning, Vietnam, which came out in 1987, a “song.”
“One of my employees said, Remember the well-known song ‘Good Morning, Vietnam?'” He remarked, “Well, good night, Vietnam,” but no one laughed.
Biden then read his words from a script and said that he would answer questions from reporters on his list.
“They provided me with five people here,” said Biden. He started by calling on a Reuters reporter and telling her how to say the word “sincerity.”
He also used the insulting word “the Third World” before correcting himself and calling emerging countries “the Global South.”
Biden also changed the subject from climate change to a John Wayne movie.
“Did you ever believe you would be at a G-20 meeting where everyone was talking about global warming? No, that isn’t a joke. Have you ever thought that?” he asked.
He then told about a scene from a John Wayne movie in which Indians called Union troops “lying dog-faced pony soldiers” and said they were like people who don’t believe in climate change.
He remarked, “Well, there are quite a number of dog-faced pony soldiers in the world who are lying about global warming. But no longer. All at once, they all see that there is a problem. And to see the light is like nothing else.”
He tried to call on another reporter after that, but he was unable to locate the list of reporters.
“I’m just doing what I’m told,” he said as he looked on the stand in front of him for the list.
When he asked, “Staff, is there anybody I haven’t spoken to?” When photographers yelled for him to answer questions, he seemed angry and screamed “I ain’t calling on you!”
After getting a final question coming from Voice of America, a reporter asked him about his connection with Chinese President Xi Jinping. He stated to the reporter, “Tell you what, I don’t really know about you, but I’m heading to bed.”
BIDEN: "Good evening, everyone. It is evening, isn't it? This around the world in five days is interesting. Well, one of my staff members said, 'Remember the famous song, Good Morning, Vietnam?' Well, good evening, Vietnam." pic.twitter.com/PjvBtiVcLN
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After using the phrase “Third World” once again, he said, “excuse me, Third World, the, uh, Southern Hemisphere.”
“Thank you all,” said Karine Jean-Pierre, the press secretary for the White House. “The press meeting has come to an end. Thank you all.”
Then, loud jazz music started to play.