WATCH: Joe Biden confused at awards ceremony as he relies on handlers to direct him

WATCH: Joe Biden confused at awards ceremony as he relies on handlers to direct him

Joe Biden appeared confused at his latest medal ceremony

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Georgia Pearce

By Georgia Pearce


Published: 25/10/2023

- 15:31

The US President appeared to not know how to exit the stage at The White House

US President Joe Biden became visibly confused as he presented awards to recipients at The White House.

Biden awarded the National Medal of Science and the National Medal of Technology and Innovation to 19 individuals in a prestigious ceremony, in which he said those receiving the award are "so damn impressive".


The National Medal of Science is the nation’s highest scientific honour, with the National Medal of Technology and Innovation being the US's highest award for technological achievement.

Biden praised the winners in his speech, stating "this is a happy occasion. We need some more happy occasions. Thank you, thank you all for being here."

Joe Biden looks confused at White House awards ceremony

Joe Biden appeared confused as he ended the awards ceremony at The White House

C-SPAN

Biden explained: "With this year's recipients, outstanding may be an understatement. They're extraordinary, delivering clean drinking water and fuel efficient heat sources to low income countries, growing crops that can withstand extreme weather, deepening our knowledge of blood vessels, nerve cells and molecules pointing the way toward new treatments for diseases like cancer, Parkinson's and addiction.

"Transforming how we live, work and communicate by helping create advanced manufacturing and expand access to the Internet."

Biden continued: "You all are so damn impressive. I really mean it. Think of how you are literally changing the world for the better. Thank you, everybody.

"Congratulations again to our outstanding laureates and their families. And remember what America's all about, you do, possibilities, possibilities. That's who we are. Anything is possible if we put our mind to it. And with you all, you've got incredible minds."

As Biden finished his speech and accepted the applause from the crowd, the President then hovered around his podium as a tannoy announced: "Please remain in your seats until the President and recipients have departed".

Biden appears to mouth "okay?" as he looks confused as to where to exit the stage, or if he should exit the stage.

US President Joe Biden and Barry Barish

The US President was presenting the National Medal of Science and the National Medal of Technology and Innovation

Reuters

He then walks to the centre of the stage where he looks confused again at a stage handler, before walking down the stairs at the front of the stage to leave.

Biden then looks relieved as he smiles at the crowd before he leaves the room.

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