Joe Biden's Latest Blunder Has Twitter Bullies Out In Full Force

Whether you love him or hate him, it's clear that public speaking isn't exactly President Joe Biden's greatest strength. That should come as no surprise, given that Biden has struggled with a stutter since he was a child, being bullied for it by fellow students and even teachers. He eventually learned to live with it, but he remains prone to making mistakes when speaking.

His history of public gaffes stretches as far back as 1987, when, as a senator, he snapped at a high school teacher who asked him a question about his education at a house party. "I probably have a much higher IQ than you do, I suspect," Biden retorted.

In the years since, Biden has been lambasted for gaffes like describing presidential hopeful Barack Obama "articulate and bright and clean" (a common microaggression against Black people ) in 2007, calling U.S. troops "stupid bastards" in 2016, and dubbing an audience member at a campaign stop a "lying dog-faced pony soldier" in 2020.

Now, the Twitter bullies are out in full force because he stumbled over a certain word during his speech to Congress on April 28, 2022.

President Joe Biden kept stumbling over his words during a recent speech

On April 28, 2022, President Joe Biden addressed Congress to request $33 billion more in aid for Ukraine in its war with Russia, per the New York Post. The trouble began when he started describing the United States' plans to seize the assets of Russian oligarchs. But he attempted to use a different word to describe them.

"We're going to seize their yachts, their luxury homes, and other ill-begotten gains of Putin's kleptoc- — yeah — kleptocracy and klep- — the guys who are the kleptocracies," Biden said. After a chuckle at his own mistake, he continued: "But these are bad guys."

That wasn't the only questionable moment in the speech. At one point, he mistakenly said that his administration planned to "accommodate" Russian oligarchs.

Twitter jumped on Biden immediately. U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, who shared the above video, simply tweeted, "Alarming." Jim Hanson of the PAC America Matters wrote, "America deserves better," while another Twitter user wrote, "Sad. Can't believe his family continues to ignore his issues."

However, some were in the president's corner. "Lighten up man, he's human, and getting up there in age. We should show kindness regardless of our political views," tweeted one user, and another responded to a naysayer by tweeting, "What the heck? Are you perfect?"