President Joe Biden appeared to have a “Ron Burgundy” second on Tuesday whereas studying a speech about gasoline costs off a teleprompter.
Biden was in contrast to the fictional newscaster from the film “Anchorman” when he recited the phrases “end of quote” after referencing an announcement from the CEO of Walmart.
“And, by the way, you may have heard the CEO of Walmart yesterday on the steps we’ve taken. He said, and I quote, ‘The combination of private enterprise and government working together has been really successful,’” Biden stated within the speech.
“He went on to say, “All the way through the supply chain, there’s… a lot of innovation.” Because of the actions we’ve taken, issues have begun to change. End of quote.”
The president then moved on to the subsequent sentence.
The fake pas acquired a comical response on social media the place followers of the slapstick news comedy made the comparability. The character, performed by Will Ferrell, is notorious for reciting every word on the teleprompter precisely the way it appears.
But some thought the “anchorman” routine was a great match for the commander-in-chief.
“I don’t see the problem with Ron Burgundy being the President,” one person wrote.
The attainable malfunction appeared to evoke one other communication breakdown in August when Biden’s microphone was minimize off after a reporter requested a query about Americans stranded in Afghanistan.
During one other press convention in March, Biden was talking at a House Democratic Caucus occasion when the microphone was minimize off proper after the president advised reporters he was “happy to take questions.”