Democrat President Joe Biden repeatedly struggled while delivering remarks on Friday after he signed an executive order attempting to protect access to abortion after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.
Biden repeatedly demonized the nation’s highest court during his remarks, calling the ruling “terrible” and “extreme,” and claiming without evidence that the ruling was “not a decision driven by the Constitution.”
During his remarks, Biden repeatedly stammered, struggled to pronounce words, and appeared to read a little too much off the teleprompter, which earned him widespread mockery, including from Elon Musk.
“It is noteworthy that the percentage of women who register to vote and cast a ballot is consistently higher than the percentage of the men who do so — end of quote. Repeat the line,” Biden said. “Women are not without electoral and, or political — let me be precise — not and, or — or political power.”
Musk responded with a meme from the movie “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy” starring Will Ferrell.
“Whoever controls the teleprompter is the real President!” Musk wrote.
The meme showed a clip of Ron Burgundy, played by Ferrell, reading off a teleprompter during a newscast, saying: “You stay classy, San Diego. I’m Ron Burgundy?”
Burgundy’s remarks are immediately followed by his boss stating behind the scenes: “Damn it! Who typed a question [mark] on the Teleprompter? For the last time, anything you put on that prompter, Burgundy will read.”
Whoever controls the teleprompter is the real President! pic.twitter.com/1rcqmwLe9S
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 8, 2022
Other embarrassing moments from the press conference include Biden trying to talk about the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia.
“Right now, in all 50 straits and the District of Combia…” Biden appeared to say.
Joe Biden, as delivered: "Right now, in all 50 straits and the District of Combia…" pic.twitter.com/SD8qkZwyaB
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) July 8, 2022
During another point, Biden talked about a 10-year-old who reportedly had to travel to another state to receive an abortion, appearing to say “presidency” instead of “pregnancy” while talking about it.
“10 years old, and she was forced to have to travel out of the state to Indiana to seek to terminate the presidency and maybe save her life,” Biden appeared to say.
"…to terminate the presidency…" pic.twitter.com/AG5vOa1DBh
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) July 8, 2022
Biden also spoke about the “tens of millions of womens” who will vote this year.
Joe Biden: "When tens of millions of womens vote this year…" pic.twitter.com/SRtflWs14E
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) July 8, 2022