Biden Freezes Mid-Sentence, Goes Completely Silent during Presser - WATCH
Appears visibly lost and confused while answering question about Putin
Democrat Joe Biden appeared visibly confused during a Monday press conference where he appeared to get lost while trying to answer a question before freezing and falling silent.
Biden was asked about Russian President Vladimir Putin during the presser at the NATO summit.
“In a weekend interview, Vladimir Putin laughed at the suggestion that you had called him a ‘killer,'” a CNN reporter asked Biden.
“Is that still your belief, sir, that he is a killer?”
The reporter then added a second question, also asking, “Do you believe if he does agree to cooperate, then what kind of a challenge do you find yourself in? How would you ever trust him?
"And if Ronald Reagan said, ‘trust, but verify,’ what do you say to Vladimir Putin?”
Biden then chuckled in his response and replied, “The answer to the first question?….
"I’m laughing too," he added.
"Well, actually I… well look, I mean he has made clear that uh, uhh… ”
Biden then froze and remained silent for seven uncomfortable seconds.
The leader of the free world's brain just completely broke when he was asked if Putin is a "killer" pic.twitter.com/q1pEK4nMFp— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) June 14, 2021
He then booted up again, adding: “The answer is, I believe he has in the past essentially acknowledged that he was — there are certain things that he would do or did do.
"But look, when I was asked that question on air, I answered it honestly, but it’s not much of a — I don’t think it matters a whole lot in terms of this next meeting we’re about to have.”
To answer the second question, Biden responded, “I verify first and then trust.”
In the run-up to the 2020 election, about 40 percent of voters believed then-presidential candidate Joe Biden is experiencing some form of dementia, according to a Rasmussen Reports poll published in June 2020.
That same poll showed that about 61 percent of voters believed that Biden should address the dementia issue publicly.