Biden openly reads list of approved journos in embarrassing Israeli presser: ‘Next person… I guess…’

(Video Credit: Fox News)

Looking befuddled and lost, President Joe Biden stuttered and voiced out loud that he had a prepared list of reporters to call on during a press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid.

The incident took place on Thursday morning in Jerusalem when Biden noted he was “given a list” of reporters to take questions from. He made the gaffe after taking a question from an Israeli reporter.

Lapid prompted him to take more questions from other reporters and Biden stuttered, “Um, sure. Uh, I was given a list here,” before calling on Reuters reporter Steve Holland.

Biden didn’t even try to hide the fact that he was reading off a list as the conference dragged on.

“The next person to ask us a question, I guess, is Nadia [Bilbassy],” he said calling on a reporter for an Arabic news outlet.

The incident is nothing new for Biden. He has repeatedly been caught with lists of reporters and instructions on what to do when he speaks given to him by his handlers, not to mention a myriad of gaffes left in his wake indicative of senility.

During a Russia-U.S. Summit in Geneva in 2021, he was ridiculed for “saying the quiet part out loud” when he told reporters that “as usual,” he would only be calling on reporters his staff had approved for him.

In Madrid, Biden repeatedly referred to a list of names during a press conference that followed a NATO summit at the end of June. While reading a list he claimed he was “told” to call on Darlene Superville from the Associated Press.

It’s also been reported that the president’s staff avoids holding press events in the Oval Office because there is no teleprompter there.

Biden has conducted fewer interviews in his first year in office with reporters than his two predecessors. Former President Barack Obama had 156 interviews, while former President Donald Trump had 92. Biden only gave 22, according to data from Towson University’s White House Transition Project.

This gaffe pales in comparison to the one he was caught in the day before when the president made a misstep while referring to the Holocaust shortly after landing in Israel.

“Later today, I will once more return to the hallowed ground of … Yad Vashem to honor the 6 million Jewish lives that were stolen in a genocide and continue — which we must do every, every day — continue to bear witness, to keep alive the truth and honor of the Holocaust — horror of the Holocaust — honor those we lost, so that we never, ever forget that lesson, you know, and to continue our shared, unending work to fight the poison of anti-Semitism wherever it raises its ugly head,” Biden commented according to Fox News.

Later on Wednesday, during his first trip as president to Israel, he visited the Yad Vashem memorial to honor Holocaust victims in Jerusalem. Biden was invited to rekindle the eternal flame in the memorial’s Hall of Remembrance. Two Marines placed a wreath on the stone crypt containing the ashes of Holocaust victims and the president listened as a cantor recited the remembrance prayer.

The president will head to the West Bank next before he travels to Saudi Arabia during the last leg of his Middle Eastern tour.

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