Mental Health Fears for Biden as He Appears to Offer Handshake to Thin Air – WATCH
Biden accused of handshaking a 'ghost' after speech
Joe Biden appeared confused after he finished a speech on Thursday, adding to speculation about his apparent deteriorating mental health.
Biden was speaking at North Carolina A&T State University, according to WGHP-TV.
Biden appeared to offer a handshake to thin air as he concluded his remarks, which looked like he was trying to shake hands with a ghost.
After he finished his speech, he turned around and tried to shake hands with thin air and then wandered around looking confused.
After Biden finished his speech, he turned around and tried to shake hands with thin air and then wandered around looking confused pic.twitter.com/ZN00TLdUUo— Washington Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) April 14, 2022
Biden seems to have been under the impression that somebody was right next to him but he was the only person on stage.
After the errant attempt at a handshake, Biden wandered around the stage for a few seconds.
Biden ultimately turned around and found steps leading away from the dais.
"What people don't know is that 70% of the increase in inflation was the consequence of Putin's price hike because of the impact on oil prices," President Biden says in discussing inflation and supply chain issues at an event in North Carolina. pic.twitter.com/s9HqG634JP— CBS News (@CBSNews) April 14, 2022
In his speech, Biden repeated the claim that Russian President Vladimir Putin is primarily responsible for the inflation devastating American families and wreaking havoc on the economy.
But inflation has consistently escalated since Biden was sworn in as president in January 2021, over a year before Putin launched his invasion of Ukraine.
The handshake gaffe comes days after it appeared a bird defecated on Biden during a speech at an Iowa ethanol plant.
Last week, Biden was totally ignored by a crowd of Washington Democrats during an event at his own White House.
The crowd, which included House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, acted as if Biden wasn’t there as they gathered around former President Barack Obama.
Biden’s approval ratings have plummeted to dismal new lows amid a spree of policy failures and concerning gaffes.
The president has made more public appearances as of late, with his White House handlers perhaps fearing that avoiding interviews and public scrutiny can no longer serve as a viable political strategy.