US President Joe Biden was visibly confused as he presented awards to winners at the White House.
Biden awarded the National Medal of Science and the National Medal of Innovation to 19 people at the prestigious ceremony, calling the recipients “very impressive.”
The National Medal of Science is the nation’s highest scientific honor, and the National Medal of Innovation is the nation’s highest award for technological achievement.
In his speech, Biden praised the winners, saying, “This is a happy occasion. We need happier occasions. Thank you for being here.”
Joe Biden looked confused after an awards ceremony at the White House.
“Outstanding may be an understatement about this year’s recipients,” Biden said. “They are extraordinary, delivering clean drinking water and fuel-efficient heat to low-income countries, and tackling extreme weather events.” “We are cultivating crops that can survive and deepening our knowledge of blood vessels and nerves.” Cells and molecules that point the way to new treatments for diseases such as cancer, Parkinson’s disease and addiction.
“By helping create advanced manufacturing and expanding access to the internet, we will transform the way we live, work, and communicate.”
Biden continued, “You all are so amazing. I truly do. Think about how you are literally changing the world for the better. Thank you, everyone.”
“Congratulations once again to the outstanding recipients and their families. And remember all of America. You have potential, potential. That is who we are. We are committed to Anything is possible if you put your mind to it. And together with you, you will gain “incredible brains.” ”
As Biden finished his speech to applause from the crowd, the president milled around the podium as the tannoy announced, “Please remain in your seats until the president and award recipients exit.”
Biden appears to be asking, “Are you okay?” He seems to be wondering where or if he should get off stage.
The President of the United States awarded the National Medal of Science and the National Medal of Innovation
He then walked to the center of the stage, where he gave another confused look to the stage staff before exiting by descending the stairs at the front of the stage.
Biden then smiled and looked relieved at the crowd before leaving the room.