A bug-eyed Joe Biden barely blinked, perhaps twice, toward the end of a choppily spliced video of an 11 minute long speech released by the White House on Monday that featured a subdued, sleepy-eyed Biden blinking normally at the beginning but ended with a suddenly changed, agitated, bug-eyed Biden after an abrupt edit. There are at least ten spliced edits in the video, some coming seconds apart, others minutes apart.
Tucker Carlson recently reported a source told him Biden was fed pills by his staff, overseen by wife Jill, during the 2020 campaign that changed him from acting “like a small child” so he could perform at speeches and events.
Monday’s speech was recorded for the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives Conference held in Orlando. Biden was scheduled to speak in person as part of a two event swing though Florida that was canceled after he became infected with COVID despite being quadruple vaccinated.
News 13 anchor Greg Angel, “President Joe Biden to visit Orlando and Tampa Monday. Orlando: President speaks at the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) Annual Conference. Tampa: President will deliver remarks at a Democratic National Committee rally.”
The White House has been presenting proof of health photos and videos of Biden since his diagnosis, playing down any symptoms he may have from the virus.
Monday’s was the first standing speech for Biden since taking ill, however it appears he was not able to make the eleven minute speech in one take, nor it would appear without getting amped up by meds. The change in demeanor in the last segment starting at 8:27 is remarkable. Biden went from sleepy-eyed soft spoken while leaning on the lectern and making normal gestures for most of the speech to being impassioned, bug-eyed, rocking and waving his arms while barely blinking for a minute-and-a-half as seen in this closing segment. (Biden had a scratchy throat at one point, around six-and-a-half minutes in–just after three quick splices.)
Complete video of Biden’s speech. He is noticeably amped up around the 8:27 mark. Video cued to 8 minute mark.
The White House has not published a transcript of Biden’s speech as of this report.
In Monday’s press briefing, reporters did not ask White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre about the spliced video and amped-up Biden even though Jean-Pierre used the video as evidence to claim Biden’s health is improving.
…MS. JEAN-PIERRE: No, that’s not what I’m saying. What I’m saying is that we are in a different place with COVID. Right? We are able to do the business — he’s able to do the business of the American people — and not just him, other Americans as well — because there are vaccines that are free, because there are boosters that are free, because there’s Paxlovid, which is an antiviral medication that has helped him really take to the treatment well, really recover very well. You saw him again for your very own eyes. You saw him give a speech at NOBLE that we’ve just played for all of you, which is why we were a little bit — a little bit behind in starting this, and also during his CHIPS event. And so, that’s not what I’m saying; I’m saying that we are just in a different time with COVID. …MS. JEAN-PIERRE: So, right now — I mean, just like Dr. Jha was saying, I can’t — I don’t want to get into hypotheticals. Right now, you know, the President is still working. He’s working eight-plus hours. That is something that he told me personally, when we talked last week. You saw him today doing — speaking at the NOBLE — NOBLE event and also holding an event with CEOs, labor leaders, and his own economics — economic team for about an hour. So he is constantly working, constantly making decisions on behalf of the American people. I don’t have a schedule to lay out for you at this time. …Q — in this address to NOBLE. He refers to his predecessor watching the events of January 6th unfold from the private dining room, saying, “He didn’t have the courage to act.” I wonder if — does — this is the most specific and the most forceful we’ve heard President Biden speak about his predecessor’s conduct on January 6th. And I wonder if this is an indication of a change in posture. Would the President be bringing this kind of contrast more to the fore in the coming months? MS. JEAN-PIERRE: So the President has been, you know, pretty — been — in the past several months has said that the former President bears responsibility on the insurrection. And I think what you saw today was the President making that comparison — first of all, thanking the law enforcement for what they do — officers for what they do. Remember, he was speaking in front of Black law enforcement who are in — in Orlando. And he wanted to make that — take the time to thank them. Because if you think about it, we ask our law enforcement to go out there and protect our streets. On January 6th in 2020 , we asked law enforcement — or they had to protect our democracy. And so, you know, the former President had a choice to make. The choice was: Do you stand on — stand on the side of our law enforcement, or do you stand on the side of a mob? And we know his actions speak for himself, where he — where the former President stood. I do want to — just want to pull out a little bit of what he said, because this is incredibly powerful, what the President said. So, “The Capitol Police, the D.C. Metro Police, and the law enforcement were attacked and assaulted.” They were — they were speared. They were sprayed. They were stomped on. They were brutalized, and lives were lost. And after “three hours, the defeated former president of the United States watched it happen. As he sat in the comfort of his private dining room next to the Oval Office, brave law enforcement were subjected to medieval hell for three hours.” And so that’s what the President wanted to make sure that he put out there. “Dripping in blood. Surrounded by carnage. Face to face with [a] crazed mob that believed the lies of the defeated president.” So he bears — the former president bears responsible — responsibility for that. And also, in the speech, I want to add, is that you heard the President also make a contrast with the two senators in Florida. You know, we talk about — you hear peo- — you hear politicians talk about how they’re on the side of law enforcement officers, but then you have these two senators in Florida who do the complete opposite of that. And a lot of that — if you look at the American Rescue Plan, which no Republican voted for, it had $350 billion to go to states to really help states with public safety. And so that’s the contrast the President wanted to make. And he wanted to make sure he did that in front of the law enforcement officers who were there.
Author: Kristinn Taylor