After finishing his speech on Thursday in Greensboro, North Carolina., Joe Biden can be seen offering a handshake to nobody.
The video of the incident immediately went viral on social media. The 79-year-old dementia Joe was at the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University when the incident took place.
Biden looked lost on the stage as he bizarrely turned his back to the audience after his speech ended.
Just before the handshake incident, Biden claimed in his speech that he had served as a ‘full professor’ at the University of Pennsylvania despite never teaching a class there. This was quickly picked up by social media users and his opponents from the Republican Party, who expressed doubt about Biden’s cognitive abilities.
Biden just finished his speech and shook hands with nobody pic.twitter.com/XLndAZcHiD
— Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) April 14, 2022
Reacting to the incident, Harmeet Dhillon, former vice chairwoman of the California Republican Party, questioned the whereabouts of the White House and Biden family handlers, ‘who are responsible for making him look good’. In her tweet, she added that this was bizarre ‘unless they want him to look like a Dementia patient’.
I repeat, where are the White House and Biden family handlers whose job it is to make him look good? This is truly bizarre, unless they WANT him to look like a dementia patient. https://t.co/AGtTnqtxPm
— Harmeet K. Dhillon (@pnjaban) April 14, 2022
Below are some of the best reactions from Twitter:
— Jenna Ellis (@JennaEllisEsq) April 14, 2022
Biden found time to shake the hands of some dead people who voted for him. https://t.co/2or0bhvKfd
— inigo montoya (@bigfootsmelytoe) April 14, 2022
After Biden finished his speech, he turned around and tried to shake hands with thin air and then wandered around looking confused. https://t.co/zEc5uLF2gM
— Errol Webber (@ErrolWebber) April 14, 2022
Biden goes for a handshake with his voter base after the speech https://t.co/E3ti4cFiMP
— Uncle T (@Schneeftacular) April 14, 2022
Strangely, Biden did the same thing a few weeks ago:
Please say helo to Biden imaginary friend… Check the “air” handshake around 5th second…. pic.twitter.com/j6oW8HQhyj
— John Doe (@SlavFreeSpirit) April 5, 2022
This comes as Biden’s popularity continues to fall to record lows. Recent polls show that his popularity is now at the lowest point since he took office.
Joe Biden’s popularity plummets to lowest point in presidency amid criticism of his response to Ukraine https://t.co/HzEyCPXXJ9
— Nile Gardiner (@NileGardiner) April 14, 2022
More of Biden’s sinking numbers from The Telegraph report:
Joe Biden’s popularity plummeted to the joint lowest level of his presidency as a poll showed only 33 per cent of Americans approve of his job performance.
The figure in a Quinnipiac poll matched Mr Biden’s previous nadir in the same poll in January. In the latest findings, only 39 per cent said they approved of the US President’s handling of the Ukraine crisis, with 48 per cent disapproving.
It showed that 52 per cent of Americans believed the US should be doing more to help Ukraine fight Russia.
93% of Trump’s press coverage was negative. So…much of the anger against him was media manufactured.
But the media covers up Biden’s many failures/lies. With all the help, only 33% of Americans approve of him.
That means, the dislike for Biden is real.https://t.co/L9SlFWAKkK
— J. Hogan Gidley (@JHoganGidley) April 14, 2022
Joe Biden has a 33% approval rating according to the latest Quinnipiac poll. That’s awful. But the ethnic group with the lowest approval rating for him? Hispanics at 26%. Wow. His approval rating for 18-34 year old voters is 21%, lowest of any age group. (Pic via @GiancarloSopo) pic.twitter.com/7DRuv3UDyA
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) April 13, 2022
Earlier this month, Biden had mistakenly stated that First Lady Jill Biden was Obama’s vice president, a job that he himself did. This happened during a ceremony for commissioning Navy’s newest nuclear submarine.