Jill Biden led her husband off stage Saturday after he began drifting in the wrong direction.
The awkward moment capped off an angry and often loud speech from 80-year-old Biden, who spent the evening railing against "hate" at a dinner for the Human Rights Campaign, a prominent LGBT group.
After concluding with an exhortation to reject "hate," Biden turned to wave to the crowd before being tugged the other way by his wife and caretaker.
Jill Biden's new job is making sure Joe doesn't get lost leaving the stage.
It's very clear from their body language... and her giving him instructions that that's why they sent her out there. pic.twitter.com/4kfSZBzpVP
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) October 15, 2023
The vast majority of Americans believe Biden is too old to run for a second term, leading many to question whether he is the optimal choice for Democrats in the 2024 presidential election.
Biden spent a good part of his speech with his voice raised, as he accused "extreme MAGA Republicans" of trying to undo "progress" for gays and transgenders.
He claimed Democrats are "leading with science, not stigma" by lifting the HIV-related ban on gay men donating blood - and he proudly took credit for helping minors with gender dysphoria "be themselves."
"Our message to young people across America must be unequivocal: you're loved, you're heard, and you're understood and you belong. and we see who you are, made in the image of God," he said.
Biden interrupted himself shortly after he began speaking to address a pro-Palestine heckler.
"I don't know who's hollering down there, but I can't hear you," he said.
At one point, Biden shared his famous yarn about seeing two men kiss during his childhood, and the surprising lesson on civil rights that he received from his Irish Catholic father decades before gay acceptance became mainstream.
"They leaned up and kissed one another. And I had never seen that before. I turned and looked at my dad and he just looked at me and said, 'Joey, It's simple, it's simple Joey. they love one another,'" Biden said.
Another target of Biden's ire was guns.
"Who in God's name needs a weapon with 100 rounds in the chamber? Weapons are meant for only one thing: to kill people!" Biden yelled.
It's no wonder Biden is spending so much time away from the campaign trail. America will probably see a lot more of Jill Biden in the coming months.