President Joe Biden is taking fire for walking off before the end of a White House ceremony where he presented the Medal of Honor to an elderly veteran with X users calling out his lack of respect.
On Tuesday, the octogenarian leader had just completed hanging the prestigious award around the neck of 81-year-old retired Army Captain Larry Taylor who was being honored for his heroism in Vietnam when he abruptly turned and headed for the exit of the White House East Room prior to the closing prayer.
Biden abruptly walks out of the Medal of Honor ceremony, even before the closing benediction pic.twitter.com/Ck0i8EIf8Q
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) September 5, 2023
The president also violated precautionary measures to wear a mask while indoors at the White House after multi-vaxxed first lady Jill Biden tested positive for the virus over the weekend, potentially exposing the war hero to COVID despite his advanced age putting him at elevated risk of infection.
Biden – who has tested negative for the virus – had removed his KN-95-style face diaper prior to stepping up to the lectern to present the Medal of Honor to Capt. Taylor.
White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre confirmed that Biden would again be masking up during the daily press briefing.
Karine Jean-Pierre says Biden will be wearing a mask indoors again pic.twitter.com/3NZqnP36N2
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) September 5, 2023
The disrespect shown by the Commander in Chief by bolting early was harshly condemned by X users after a video of the ceremony was posted to the platform with many of his critics being military veterans.
“At least he didn’t check his watch this time,” said Rep. Wesley Hunt (R-Texas), an Army vet, referring to Biden’s disgraceful glimpse at his watch during a 2021 ceremony to honor the 13 service members who were killed in a terrorist suicide bombing at the Kabul airport after the regime surrendered Afghanistan to the Taliban.
At least he didn’t check his watch this time. https://t.co/0YliK0Ugp0
— Wesley Hunt (@WesleyHuntTX) September 5, 2023
“Pardon my French…But what a f*cking idiot,” said podcaster Shawn Ryan, a former Navy SEAL.
Pardon my French…
But what a f*cking idiot.
The continuous lack of respect Biden has for anyone is appalling.
Hawaii, Service members, active shooter victims, the list goes on. https://t.co/XC0jmHF7Rk
— Shawn Ryan (@ShawnRyan762) September 5, 2023
More reactions to Biden’s disrespectful behavior during a moment that merited solemnity and respect:
Do you think this was done on purpose or just is it more senile moments? I think the guy is so self absorbed he makes blunders like this. God this man is a massive embarrassment to our nation. https://t.co/1U5KESRjsT
— Military Arms (@MAC_Arms) September 5, 2023
He didn’t want to be in the room when a prayer was given.
— GH HILL (@GHHILL1911) September 6, 2023
He had to go have his diaper changed.
— Andrew. (@A_Stew412) September 5, 2023
Pompous, entitled, senile, disrespectful, disgraceful, perverted, jerk — just a few words to describe Biden, the worst president in American history. https://t.co/PprcXlL6zf
— Fr33dom ____ (@1fr33dom) September 5, 2023
He is good at leaving soldiers behind.
— Rhetoric Facer (@John_Monahan) September 6, 2023
How utterly disrespectful.
— Michelle (@SMichelleBryan) September 5, 2023
During his service as a helicopter pilot in Vietnam, Capt. Taylor risked his own life while under heavy enemy fire to rescue a four-man team whom he was able to evacuate in his AH-1G Cobra helicopter gunship on June 18, 1968, near Ap Go Cong.
“When duty called, Larry did everything — did everything to answer. And because of that, he rewrote the fate of four families for generations to come,” Biden said during the ceremony. “That’s valor. That’s valor.”
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