On Wednesday (January 4), President Joe Biden added to his list of gaffes and confusing statements during comments announcing the $1.4 billion Brent Spence Bridge grant.
Speaking near the Brent Spence Bridge in Covington, Kentucky, Biden touted his wins passing infrastructure and the progress his administration has made with the help of bipartisanship from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell — who was also present.
While praising the virtues of American infrastructure, Biden veered off his talking points to reference a “phrase” from his “old neighborhood.”
In a segment of his speech that many on social media found confusing, Biden expressed his belief that the U.S.’s “best days are ahead,” explaining his confidence in that statement by saying, “I’ve been doing this a long time.”
Biden went on to “paraphrase the phrase in my old neighborhood,” saying, “I was the paraphrase” rather than ‘I want to paraphrase.’
Biden continued, “The rest of the countries the world is not a patch in our jeans.”
Commenting on a clip of Biden’s remarks, Buzz Patterson, a columnist for RedState, joked, “In today’s episode of ‘what the hell did [Biden]’ say?”
Referencing Biden’s penchant for embellishing, Kevin McMahon, a columnist for Townhall, tweeted, “His old neighborhood really said this!”
Press Secretary of Republican Rep. Josh Hawley, Abigail Marone, tweeted, “makes perfect sense if your brain is mush.”
Referencing Biden’s latest controversy — vacationing in the Virgin Islands while the U.S. dealt with the worst freeze in a decade — Press Secretary for Sen. Eric Schmidt (R-Mo.) Will O’Grady tweeted: “Biden seems well rested and sharp as a tack after his vacation.”