Joe Biden confuses Mexico and Egypt in gaffe-prone appearance hours after dodging secret docs trial over ‘poor memory’

JOE Biden confused the presidents of Mexico and Egypt in another gaffe – just hours after it emerged he wouldn’t face criminal charges over storing secret documents.

Biden, 81, avoided trial after prosecutors deemed the commander-in-chief an elderly man with poor memory.

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President Joe Biden gave a surprise address to the nation conferenceCredit: AP
Classified documents were discovered in a file cabinet in President Joe Biden's home in January 2023

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Classified documents were discovered in a file cabinet in President Joe Biden’s home in January 2023Credit: AP
US Attorney Robert Hur handled the special counsel case involving the classified documents Biden obtained

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US Attorney Robert Hur handled the special counsel case involving the classified documents Biden obtainedCredit: AP
Biden said during the conference, 'I did not share classified information'

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Biden said during the conference, ‘I did not share classified information’Credit: AP
Biden got emotional over claims that he did not remember the date his son, Beau, died

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Biden got emotional over claims that he did not remember the date his son, Beau, diedCredit: Reuters

He was quizzed by reporters following Thursday’s rambling address to the nation where he responded to the Special Counsel’s findings.

Biden was asked about the war in Gaza where he mixed up the presidents of Mexico and Egypt.

“I think as you know initially, the president of Mexico, El-Sisi, did not want to open up the gate to humanitarian material to get in,” he said.

The president of Mexico is Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.

Biden’s presidency has been littered with gaffes, with the latest blunder coming days after he confused former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, who died in 2017, with Angela Merkel.

Biden claimed he met Kohl at a G7 meeting in 2021.

Earlier this week, he mixed up French President Emmanuel Macron with François Mitterrand, the ex-president who died in 1996.

The dossier declared Biden “willfully retained and disclosed classified materials” from his time as Barack Obama’s vice president.

Prosecutors, however, deemed him “an elderly man with a poor memory,” who when interviewed, was said to have got muddled about the dates he served as VP and the year his son Beau died.

Biden fired back at the claims insisting he needs no reminder of his son’s death.

Biden pleased that no charges brought in classified documents case

“I don’t need anyone, anyone, to remind me when he passed away,” the president said of the special counsel.

“How dare he raise that. Frankly, when I was asked the question, I thought to myself, was it any of their damn business?” 

The president told reporters that he had sat with Special Counsel Robert Hur, who wrote the report, for “five hours, two days, over events going back 40 years.”

He also reminded those listening from the Diplomatic Reception Room at the White House that he was “managing a national crisis” at the same time, referring to the immediate aftermath of Hamas’s October attack on Israel.

“I know what the hell I’m doing,” he raged.

“My memory is fine, take a look at what I’ve done since I’ve been president.”

The special counsel declared on Thursday that Biden would not face criminal charges and avoid a trial over keeping secret documents.

“The decision to decline criminal charges was straightforward,” he said.

It comes after his report confirmed Biden “willfully retained and disclosed classified materials” while Vice President.

Biden, however, will not face charges though after mixing up dates from when he served as VP and the year Beau died, according to the special counsel’s report.

The mix-up proved that he is a “well-meaning elderly man.”

“At trial, Mr Biden would likely present himself to a jury as a sympathetic, well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory,” special counsel Robert Hur said.

Speaking after the remarks during his fiery address to the nation, Biden insisted he did not share the classified information.

“I’ve seen headlines since the report was released about my willful retention of documents,” he said.

“This assertion is not only misleading, it’s just plain wrong.

“I did not share classified information. I did not share it with my ghostwriter.”

Meanwhile, former US President Donald Trump quickly weighed in on the latest, insisting the outcome of Biden’s document-keeping was “VERY UNFAIR.”

“THIS NONSENSE MUST END!!!” he wrote on his Truth Social account.

His reaction came just hours ahead of the Nevada caucuses on Thursday night, with President Biden having already won the Nevada primary for the Democrats on Tuesday.

Trump, meanwhile, is leading the Republican Party’s presidential nomination by a landslide, with the pair’s battle for the White House ramping up day by day.

The special counsel declared Biden would not face criminal charges and avoid a trial over keeping secret documents

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The special counsel declared Biden would not face criminal charges and avoid a trial over keeping secret documentsCredit: AP
The decision was made after finding that Biden is a 'well-meaning elderly man with a poor memory'

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The decision was made after finding that Biden is a ‘well-meaning elderly man with a poor memory’Credit: AP


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