Joe Biden gaffe sparks fresh health concern after repetitive speech

Joe Biden

Joe Biden has sparked more concerns about his age after he repeated the same story within just minutes during a speech

Georgina Cutler

By Georgina Cutler

Published: 22/09/2023

- 07:46

Updated: 22/09/2023

- 08:54

The US president told the audience the same story twice

Joe Biden has sparked more concerns about his age after he repeated the same story within just minutes during a speech.

During the 20 minute talk, the US president discussed the 2017 Charlottesville riots twice.

Biden said that he had “no intention of running” for the White House after Barack Obama’s two administrations.

The 80-year-old then added: "Along came, in August of 2017, Charlottesville, Virginia.”

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“You remember those folks walking out of the fields literally carrying torches, with Nazi swastikas, holding them forward, singing the same vicious, antisemitic bile — the same exact bile — bile that was sung in — in Germany in the early ‘30s," he said.

"And a young woman was killed. A young woman was killed."

Biden then recollected that Donald Trump was asked, following the rally: “What do you think would happen?”.

“He was the sitting president”, Biden said. “And he said, ‘I thought there were some very fine people on both sides.’ And I mean this sincerely, from the bottom of my heart, that’s when I decided I — I was going to run again.”


Shortly later, the US President brought up Charlottesville again.

He said: “You may remember that, you know, those folks from Charlottesville, as they came out of the fields and carrying those swastikas, and remember the ones with the torches and the Ku — accompanied by the Ku Klux Klan.

“And in addition to that, they had — there were white supremacists. Anyway, they were making the big case about how terrible this was. And a young woman was killed in the process.

“And my predecessor, as I said, was asked what he thought. He said, ‘There are some very fine people on both sides.’ Well, that kept ringing in my head.


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“And so, I couldn’t, quite frankly, remain silent any longer,” Biden added.

“So, I decided I would run. And it became — I ran because I thought everything this country stood for was up for grabs for the first time in my career.”

Biden made another blunder earlier this week after colliding with a flagpole before leaving the stage without his Brazilian counterpart, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

Biden met with Lula in New York to discuss workers' rights but the meeting got off to a poor start as the US president knocked a flagpole carrying the Brazilian flag.

He also said the United States must work with China on “accelerating the climate crisis” in yet another gaffe.

Biden’s 26-minute speech was flooded with many of the mishaps he has become increasingly known for.

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