Joe Biden confused the presidents of Egypt and Mexico during a press conference Thursday night, trying to defend his memory.

“As you know, initially, the President of Mexico Sisi did not want to open up the gate to allow humanitarian material to get in. I talked to him. I convinced him to open the gate,” Biden said.


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The New York Post reports:

President Biden confused two foreign leaders and their countries in yet another gaffe — moments after fuming “My memory is fine” during a hastily scheduled news conference at the White House.


During his brief address to the nation Thursday night, Biden, 81, brought up the Israel-Hamas war and said he worked with the president of Mexico to help send aid into the war zone.

“As you know, initially, the president of Mexico, Sisi, did not want to open up the gate to allow humanitarian material to get in [to Gaza],” Biden said. “I talked to him. I convinced him to open the gate.”

Biden had failed to mention that President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi is from Egypt and isn’t Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, two men the US president has met in recent years.

The mix-up had come minutes after Biden said his memory was “fine” in response to a scathing report released earlier in the day by special counsel Robert Hur on Biden’s mishandling of classified documents.

After a lengthy investigation into Joe Biden improperly retaining classified documents pertaining to national security, Department of Justice Special Counsel Robert Hur said he will not bring criminal charges.

According to the report, Biden “willfully retained and disclosed classified materials after his vice presidency when he was a private citizen.”

“He knew he kept classified information in notebooks stored in his house and he knew he was not allowed to do so,” Hur wrote.

Yet, Hur won’t bring criminal charges against Biden.

Hur cited Biden’s advanced age and poor memory as reasons not to charge him.

“We have also considered that, at trial, Mr. Biden would likely present himself to a jury, as he did during our interview of him, as a sympathetic, well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory,” the report read.

Special Counsel Cites ‘Elderly Age’ And ‘Poor Memory’ As Reasons NOT To Charge Joe Biden Over Classified Documents

Special Counsel Robert Hur's report sparked the presser Thursday night.

Biden attempted to defend his memory but made things worse.


Per Fox News:

President Biden addressed the nation Thursday night, saying his memory is "fine" and defended his re-election campaign, saying he is the "most qualified person in this country to be president."

Biden's address to the nation from the White House Thursday night comes just hours after Special Counsel Robert Hur released his report, which did not recommend criminal charges against the president for mishandling classified documents. Those records included classified documents about military and foreign policy in Afghanistan, among other records related to national security and foreign policy which Hur said implicated "sensitive intelligence sources and methods."

Hur, though, described Biden as a "sympathetic, well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory." Hur, throughout the more than 300-page report, said "it would be difficult to convince a jury that they should convict him" of a serious felony "that requires a mental state of willfulness," and said he would be "well into his eighties."

Biden, on Thursday night, said he agreed.

"I'm well-meaning, and I'm an elderly man and I know what the hell I'm doing," Biden said. "I've been president. I put this country back on its feet. I don't need his recommendation."

Biden added: "My memory is fine."


During his address, Biden also fired back at Special Counsel Robert Hur for suggesting he did not remember when his son Beau died.

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