Joe Biden gaffes are serious and relentless.
The president is no stranger to public missteps or misspeaking and Wednesday was no exception as, during a press conference with Attorney General Merrick Garland, Biden hammered the Second Amendment and its’ supporters, even claiming that Americans need F-15s and nuclear weapons to take on their government.
A pale, sickly-looking Biden was struggling to read from his teleprompter as he made his remarks, ranting about deer in kevlar vests and apparently challenging lawful gun owners with a reminder that the federal government has nukes.
“Those who say the blood of lib- — ‘the blood of patriots,’ you know, and all the stuff about how we’re going to have to move against the government. Well, the tree of liberty is not watered with the blood of patriots,” the president said, flubbing the quote by Thomas Jefferson.
“What’s happened is that there have never been — if you wanted or if you think you need to have weapons to take on the government, you need F-15s and maybe some nuclear weapons. The point is that there has always been the ability to limit — rationally limit the type of weapon that can be owned and who can own it,” he added.
It appears Biden was threatening those Americans who believe the Second Amendment is part of the Bill of Rights to guarantee them the power to fight back against a tyrannical government.
Biden may want to re-visit his Constitutional law class, and perhaps public speaking for that matter.
BIDEN: You’ll need F-15’s and nuclear weapons to take on the government pic.twitter.com/dAZ0yeaq2y
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) June 23, 2021
Biden also completely jumbled the name of the Baton Rouge police chief whom he says is working closely with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms; the ATF; and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help take on criminal organizations distributing or using illegal weapons.
A case of mistaken identity, something President Joe Biden is all too familiar with: “Police Chief Murray…excuse me, Police Chief Mary, Police Chief Murphy Paul of Baton Rouge, Louisiana”.
JOE BIDEN: “Police Chief Murray…excuse me, Police Chief Mary, Police Chief Murphy Paul” pic.twitter.com/FbCuXomsMi
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) June 23, 2021
The mistake elicited instant reactions from Twitter with one woman asking “Most powerful man in the world ???”
Another remarked, “This is getting more ridiculous by the day”.
Biden wasn’t done just yet. Another gaffe came when he pointed out, “The Second Amendment, from the day it was passed, limited the type of people who could own a gun and what type of weapon you could own. You couldn’t buy a cannon.”
The president’s inflammatory remarks about nukes and fighter jets immediately received backlash on Twitter, where some noted how his own words seemed to poke holes in the Democrats’ narrative about the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.
Precisely. Biden’s mockery of the citizenry – you think you can threaten the US Govt with guns? You need F-15s and nukes for that – shows how moronic is the depiction of a few hundred MAGA protesters as a threat to the stability of history’s most militarized and armed government. https://t.co/29AmoWCITt
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) June 23, 2021
*This* is the screwed up neoliberal, violence at any cost mindset. You think you got violent weapons? We got BIGGER & way more destructive weapons.
— Woman Who Has All (@WomanWhoHasAll) June 23, 2021
Biden: “you’re going to need F-15s and nukes to take on the government”
Every enemy the US has been at war with for the past 50+ years: pic.twitter.com/rUR2xWB2jD
— Bryan loves Texas (@bryreagan) June 23, 2021
Is he talking about nuclear war with his own people….
— Peter Watson (@pjwatto) June 24, 2021
It’s pretty obvious why they don’t let him out much.
— william Oakes (@billoakes88) June 23, 2021
Biden says you would need F-15s and nuclear weapons to take on the government. Tell that to the Afghan’s who fought the U.S. for 20 years with nothing but a pair of flip flops and AK’s and won.
— Stalingrad & Poorski (@Stalingrad_Poor) June 23, 2021
In an actuality the purpose is to fight back against a tyrannical government by whatever means necessary. This was the intent of the weapon just in situations he’s trying to mumble through
— John Merrick (@docmerrick) June 23, 2021
Actually… yes, the colonists could own cannons. Any weapons that the government had access to, so did the people. That’s kinda what “shall not be infringed” means.
— Joshua McDonald (@JoshuaM29017560) June 24, 2021
Is that a threat Mr. President? It sure sounds like one. From my experience only tyrants in power use threats.
— Joseph Baye (@Joseph_Baye) June 24, 2021
These are far from Biden’s first gaffes and certainly will not be his last. In March of 2020, Biden infamously failed at quoting the Declaration of Independence.
“We hold these truths to be self-evident. All men and women are created, by the, you know, you know the thing,” Biden said.
You know, you know the thing.
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