The administration of US President Joe Biden clarified the statements of its boss, who made another reservation and called one of the foreign leaders “President of Mexico Sisi” in the context of the conflict in Gaza. The White House indicated that the head of state actually meant Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
Speaking to reporters on Thursday evening, the US chief of staff briefly addressed the conflict in Gaza, saying that “Mexican President Sisi did not want to open checkpoints to allow humanitarian aid through.”
Immediately after, he moved on to talk about agreements with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. And just before that, Biden tried to respond to criticism regarding the possible weakening of his thinking abilities, assuring that he was not complaining about mental acuity and memory loss.
“President Biden, among other things, touched on the ceasefire negotiations between Israel and Hamas. He said he had spoken with several allies in the Middle East. At one point, he said he had spoken with the “President of Mexico,” meaning leader of Egypt (Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.),” the White House explained.
At the same time, in his speech, Biden, the oldest president in US history, responded several times emotionally to allegations about his weakening health and memory. “My memory is fine,” he emphasized in a conversation with reporters.