When workers had to lead him during a tree-planting ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House on Monday, President Biden appeared lost in the woods.
In recognition of groundskeeper Dale Haney’s 50 years of service to the White House, the 79-year-old president and first lady Jill Biden just planted a tree.
The president then turned around and proceeded into the garden before enquiring, “Where are we going?”
Off-camera, staffers can be heard directing a perplexed Biden to the entrance to the White House.
“What if I want to go that way?” At one point, the president seems to inquire, and someone off camera answers, “You can go that way if you want.”
The president is reassured by another staff member, “You can do whatever you want.”
Biden looks to chuckle as he joins his wife and begins to move in the right direction, saying, “Yeah, I notice how much freedom I have.”
Just last week, after delivering a speech in Pittsburgh, Biden appeared disoriented and bewildered.
The president, who will turn 80 in a month, circled around the stage looking for the door before finding it and scurrying off while appearing to mutter something.
Biden further baffled bystanders and his aides when he strayed from the podium during a statement about the destruction brought on by Hurricane Ian at the FEMA headquarters.
In April, after finishing remarks to students at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro, Biden likewise had an apparent moment of confusion on stage and extended his hand to no one.
Video from the occasion showed that no one else was on stage and that no one from the cheering audience approached the president when he appeared to try to shake hands.