President Joe Biden's recent speech to union members in Las Vegas has sparked controversy due to a verbal gaffe that saw him quote an incredibly inflated figure for his administration's infrastructure spending. The President wrongly claimed that the federal government would spend 'over a billion three hundred million trillion three hundred million dollars.'
A Correction from the White House
The White House was quick to rectify the mistake, releasing a transcript that expressed the figure numerically as over 1.3 trillion dollars. The administration suggested that the President had simply missed a few zeroes on his teleprompter.
Concerns over Biden's Mental Acuity
This error is the latest in a series of gaffes by the 81-year-old President, contributing to widespread concerns about his mental acuity and fitness for office. Critics were quick to seize upon this mistake, using it as fodder for online mockery.
Biden's Recurring Anecdote
During the same speech, Biden repeated a debunked anecdote about an Amtrak conductor, an event he has referenced multiple times since taking office. This recurrent untruth has raised further doubts about the accuracy and reliability of his statements, thereby exacerbating concerns about his credibility.
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