While giving a speech defending his memory and cognitive abilities, Joe Biden referred to Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi as the “president of Mexico.”
Biden was giving unscheduled remarks on the evening that the Department of Justice released a report on his handling of classified documents that deemed he was not mentally fit to have knowingly committed a crime.
After finishing reading his prepared speech from the teleprompter, Biden began taking questions from reporters who were present.
Biden took a question regarding Israel and Gaza.
The president said that the situation in Gaza has been “over the top,” and then stated that the “president of Mexico,” Egypt’s President el-Sisi, did not want to open their border to allow in humanitarian aid.
In remarks assuring the nation that his mental fitness and memory are good, Joe Biden refers to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi as the “president of Mexico”
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) February 9, 2024
“As you know, initially, the president of Mexico, [El-]Sisi, did not want to open up the gate to allow humanitarian material to get in. I talked to him, I convinced him to open the gate,” he said.