During a speech outside of a Kentucky bridge on Wednesday President Biden said that he was paraphrasing a phrase from his neighborhood. During his speech near Brent Spence Bridge, Biden focused on the successful passing of infrastructure funding and the importance of bipartisanship. He was joined by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky during the event.
While speaking about the significance of American infrastructure the President’s remarks veered off as he spoke of a “phrase” that was commonly used in his “old neighborhood.” However, the phrase might not have been as easy to understand as the President had hoped for since it left many on Twitter confused about its meaning.
In his remarks, he focused on how “Our best days are ahead of us,” and that after traveling to more than 140 countries in the world he was reminded of a phrase used in his old neighborhood which he paraphrased as “The rest of the countries the world is not a patch in our jeans. If we do what we want to do, we need to do it.”
Redstate columnist Buzz Patterson, joked about the speech writing on Twitter, “In today’s episode of ‘what the hell did @JoeBiden’ say?”
National Review journalist Claude Thompson also went to Twitter to express confusion.
Townhall columnist Kevin McMahon tweeted “His old neighborhood really said this!”
Sen. Josh Hawley’s, R-Mo., press secretary Abigail Marone also said that the statement “makes perfect sense if your brain is mush.”
Biden: "I’ll paraphrase the phrase of my old neighborhood: The rest of the countries, the world is not a patch in our jeans, if we do what we wanna do, we need to do." pic.twitter.com/z7oC29GRjs
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