Adding to his own never-ending stream of gaffes, blunders, and general "malarkey," President Joe Biden claimed during a press conference Thursday that he was first elected to the United States Senate more than a century ago.
“I believe we should go back to a position of a filibuster that existed just when I came to the United States Senate 120 years ago,” Biden said, responding to a question over whether he thinks the long-standing filibuster should be reformed to force participants to physically stand and talk while stonewalling a vote on legislation.
Considering Biden first entered the Senate at 31 years old, he looks awfully good for a guy who’s apparently 151 today.
While it’s not totally possible to prove Biden wasn’t making a joke about his own age - which is almost inevitably what his administration will now claim - it’s notable that the man didn’t crack a smile or wait for a laugh from the audience to mark his statement as a witticism. And Biden's birth records indicate that he's not, in fact, a full one-and-a-half centuries old - despite what his constant misspeaks and lapses in memory might lead one to believe.
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With gaffes like this, perhaps it’s no wonder the (actually 78-year-old) president is only just now holding his first public press conference after already being in office more than two months.