Right-wingers rejoiced on Tuesday over a so-called “Ron Burgundy moment” from President Joe Biden that never actually happened.
Biden, in a clip tweeted by multiple conservative accounts, appeared to read the “end of quote” instruction on a teleprompter during a speech on the economy, an apparent bungle reminiscent of Will Ferrell’s character in “Anchorman.”
But as progressive PAC MeidasTouch pointed out, the video that went viral was devoid of context.
“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.’ 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, things have begun to change.’ End of quote.”
Yes, Biden did say “end of quote” a line late.
But it certainly wasn’t the bungle that right-wingers used to boost their narrative about him being mentally unfit for office.