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WATCH: “I Keep Forgetting I’m President” Biden Mocks Right’s Most Ridiculous Conspiracy Theory

President Joe Biden is in the UK on a trip that will include the G7 summit. As a part of his first international trip as President of the United States, he spoke to U.S. Air Force troops stationed in the UK — and here’s where he took a moment to mock some of his detractors.

US President Joe Biden addresses US Air Force personnel and their families stationed at Royal Air Force Mildenhall, Suffolk, England on June 9, 2021, ahead of the three-day G7 Summit. – G7 leaders from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and the United States meet this weekend for the first time in nearly two years, for the three-day talks in Carbis Bay, Cornwall. – (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)

A favored meme on the right is the notion that Biden is suffering from severe dementia and doesn’t know where he is or what he’s doing a significant portion of the time. They attempt to bolster this by using his speech impediment as evidence, and often claim that he actually doesn’t know he’s in the White House, or the role of President.

Speaking to troops, Biden made a quick mockery of this trope, as he started talking, then interrupted himself to tell the troops, “At ease.” He quickly made a joke of it that was half self-deprecating, half mocking of the very attacks the right makes on him: “I keep forgetting I’m president.”

Biden went on to give a robust speech, discussing among other things his plans for meeting with Vladimir Putin of Russia, and the G7 summit.

However, it was those few seconds that echoed in light of the far-right characterization of Biden as too senile to know who he is.

Here’s an example that Patriot Takes found earlier this week on Parler, from right-wing radio host Charlie Kirk, suggesting that since Trump left office, we no longer have a president “who kn[ows] he’s President and love[s] our country.”

Biden’s remark was reminiscent of Barack Obama’s jokes, when he was in office, mocking the false claims that he was secretly born in Kenya.



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