Gym rats are taking swings at Commander in Chief Joe Biden with a TikTok trend featuring thirst-trap lifting videos overlaid by dramatic music and an embarrassing Biden gaffe. “The best way to get something done if you — If you hold near and dear to you… that you uhh… umm… like to be able to uhh… well, anyway…” the president says over motivational music.
“I had a hangover and was gonna stay inside, but then Joe Bidens [sic] inspiring words hit me,” one TikToker captioned his running video.
The trend began with gym bros, but it has morphed into mock motivation for all aspects of life. Here’s a U.S. Air Force pilot pretending Biden’s quote “keeps [him] motivated”:
This med school graduate joked that the Biden gaffe got him through his “toughest days of residency.”
An apparent retail manager videoed himself in front of his bathroom mirror getting ready for work with the caption, “Didn’t want to go to work today, but then I thought of this very powerful Biden quote.”
One TikToker joked that the Biden quote gave her motivation to renovate her house.
While the Biden gaffe TikTok trend is funny, the president’s obvious mental decline is no laughing matter. It is a serious problem. Last month, Biden appeared to get lost on stage at the Global Fund’s Seventh Replenishment Conference in New York after he delivered a speech. Millions of people watched the leader of the free world in a now-viral moment awkwardly look from right to left, seemingly confused about if and how he should exit the stage.
A few days later, at the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health, the 79-year-old president asked for the late Rep. Jackie Walorski, R-Ind., who was killed the month prior in a tragic car accident with two members of her staff. Countless members of the media — on both sides of the political aisle — asked White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre repeatedly what the president meant by “Where’s Jackie?” and whether Biden was aware of Walorski’s death. Jean-Pierre seemed to be just as lost as the president, providing no explanation for why Biden asked for the deceased woman, instead responding over and over with the bizarre answer that Walorski was “top of mind” for the president — whatever that means.
Gaffe after gaffe has left both Democrats and Republicans feeling dismal about the president’s mental capacity and his ability to properly represent the United States on the world stage and run the country. Polling shows nearly two-thirds of all voters — 64 percent — report “high concerns about Biden’s mental capacity.” Even a majority of Democrats express worries about the president’s cognitive faculties.
From the supposedly legendary face-off between Biden and Corn Pop, to when Biden called on people to “honor” the Holocaust during his speech in Israel, the people’s confidence in the president’s ability to lead the free world wanes more every day. So to all of you Americans worrying about the future, take heart and remember: “The best way to get something done if you — If you hold near and dear to you… that you uhh… umm… like to be able to uhh… well, anyway…”