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 ― which would have been a 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.
Biden actually said:
“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 addled.