After watching a montage of US President Biden’s most memorable gaffes, Sky News Australia host Rita Panahi busted out laughing live on air.
The incident occurred on Monday during a show about Biden’s recent medical examination, which deemed the 80-year-old leader to be “vigorous,” “healthy,” and “fit for duty.”
The group of Australian journalists questioned the White House physician’s diagnosis last week, and exhibited a compilation of the US president’s gaffes to prove their claim.
Panahi couldn’t stop laughing after viewing a video of Biden narrating a story about his time as a lifeguard at a swimming pool when he was younger.
“I sit on the stand, and it’s getting hot, I’ve got hairy legs that turn… that turn, um, blonde in the sun. And the kids used to come up and reach in the pool and rub my leg down so it was straight and watch the hair come back up again. They’d look at it. So, I learned about roaches, I learned about kids jumping on my lap, and I’ve loved kids jumping on my lap,” Biden said in the video.
The White House doctor has issued a report on Biden’s fitness to serve.
Once the video ended, the host busted out laughing and appeared to be crying.
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“I’m sorry. Yes, no man has ever been better equipped to lead the US and, indeed, the free world than the current commander-in-chief. We’re in good hands, folks,” Panahi said sarcastically.
According to the TV host, Biden’s story could only come from “a sane man in peak physical and mental condition.”
She later re-posted a video of the segment on Twitter, saying “sometimes you laugh so hard you cry… but normally not on air.”
The comments that so pleased the journalist were recorded in 2017 in Wilmington, Delaware, during a ceremony commemorating the renaming of the pool where Biden had worked. The facility is now known as the ‘Joe R. Biden Jr. Aquatic Center.
The footage of the current US president making comments about his “hairy legs” did not go popular until 2019, with Panahi among those who shared it on social media at the time.