Biden wanders off set of MSNBC interview before commercial break
Biden's departure attracted criticism online, with many respondents suggesting he likely needed to use the restroom.
President Joe Biden on Thursday left the set of an interview on live television before the program went to commercial break, walking behind the chair of of his interviewer as she teased the network's analysis of his remarks.
The president sat for an interview with MSNBC's Nicole Wallace which he fielded an array of questions and addressed the Supreme Court's Thursday ruling that ended affirmative action in college admissions. Biden raged at the court over the decision, but rejected court packing as a solution, contending that "if we start the process of trying to expand the court, we’re going to politicize it maybe forever in a way that is not healthy."
Upon the interview's completion, however, he left before the network could go to commercial break, strolling off stage while Wallace previewed the upcoming segment.
WHAT ON EARTH IS JOE BIDEN DOING?
It's live TV! pic.twitter.com/L42OhEmCk3
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) June 29, 2023
Biden's departure attracted criticism online, with many respondents suggesting he likely needed to use the restroom. Others contended that his seemingly aimless stroll lent additional credibility to claims he may not be mentally fit for office.
The president has repeatedly been caught on camera, seemingly wandering off from his place at official functions. Moreover, his habit of repeating awkward gaffes and telling elaborate stories have compounded these concerns. Earlier this week, Biden drew flak for claiming Russia was losing a war in "Iraq" rather than Ukraine, displaying apparent confusion as to the participants in the world's foremost geopolitical conflict.
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