According to right-wing critics, US President Joe Biden had a ‘Ron Burgundy’ mix-up with a teleprompter.
Will Ferrell’s legendary character in Anchorman will read anything from the teleprompter – and I mean anything. When someone adds a question mark to his signature, he says it louder. When his copy is tampered with, he tells San Diego to ‘go f*ck itself.’
Well, Raven of Great Odin! With a recent clip, Biden has generated comparisons to Burgundy, despite the fact that it was not a mistake at all.
Ahead of Thanksgiving, Biden was speaking to reporters about concerns about gas prices and supply chain challenges in the run-up to Christmas, pushing a number of major retailers, including Walmart and TJ Maxx, to move stock around to ensure that presents could be purchased.
He looked to assure parents ‘asking will there be enough food we can afford to buy for the holidays. Will we be able to get Christmas presents to the kids on time and if so, will they cost me an arm and a leg?’
‘Right now, I will do what needs to be done to reduce the price you pay at the pump. Families can rest easy – grocery stores are well-stocked with turkey and everything else you need for Thanksgiving.’
Biden then discussed Doug McMillon, the CEO of Walmart. ‘He said, and I quote, ‘The combination of private enterprise and government working together has been really successful’,’ the president said.
‘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,’ he continued, before adding, ‘End of quote’ and continuing the rest of his address.
As per Unilad, some have misinterpreted Biden’s use of the phrase “end of the quote” as a misstep, when he’s simply just concluding the sentence to avoid any question about where it ends and his presidential emotions begin.
Midas Touch called out any publication parroting Republican trolls, tweeting, ‘Disinformation alert: Right-wing social media has deceptively edited a clip to pretend President Biden accidentally read teleprompter instructions saying ‘end of quote,’ referring to it as a ‘Ron Burgundy’ moment.’