Elon Musk got the last laugh in his ongoing feud with Joe Biden after the Democrat president gaffed his way through his big speech on Friday.
Musk and Biden’s handlers have been going back and forth on social media with the Tesla CEO winning most exchanges.
Tech billionaire Musk has previously called out Biden’s use of a teleprompter during speeches, arguing that it is evidence that the president is not in control.
And today, Biden appeared to prove Musk right during a live address to the nation.
While giving his big speech on abortion, Biden read his teleprompter cues out loud as though they were part of his statement.
To make matter worse, the White House later tried to claim that Biden’s gaffes were an intentional part of his speech.
His full quote, as you can hear clearly in the videos below, is: “End of quote. Repeat the line. Women are not without electoral…or political power.”
NOW – Biden: "End of quote. Repeat the line. Women are not without electoral… or political power."pic.twitter.com/1B09zEM94F
— Disclose.tv (@disclosetv) July 8, 2022
White House Assistant Press Secretary Emilie Simons responded by telling the American people not to believe their lying eyes: “No. He said, ‘let me repeat that line.’”
Enter Elon Musk, who put the argument to bed, saying:
“Whoever controls the teleprompter is the real President”
Whoever controls the teleprompter is the real President! pic.twitter.com/1rcqmwLe9S
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 8, 2022
Biden issued a statement on his big abortion EO that said:
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1. Policy. Nearly 50 years ago, Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973), articulated the United States Constitution’s protection of women’s fundamental right to make reproductive healthcare decisions. These deeply private decisions should not be subject to government interference. Yet today, fundamental rights — to privacy, autonomy, freedom, and equality — have been denied to millions of women across the country.
Eliminating the right recognized in Roe has already had and will continue to have devastating implications for women’s health and public health more broadly. Access to reproductive healthcare services is now threatened for millions of Americans, and especially for those who live in States that are banning or severely restricting abortion care. Women’s health clinics are being forced to close — including clinics that offer other preventive healthcare services such as contraception — leaving many communities without access to critical reproductive healthcare services. Women seeking abortion care — especially those in low-income, rural, and other underserved communities — now have to travel to jurisdictions where services remain legal notwithstanding the cost or risks.
In the face of this health crisis, the Federal Government is taking action to protect healthcare service delivery and promote access to critical reproductive healthcare services, including abortion. It remains the policy of my Administration to support women’s right to choose and to protect and defend reproductive rights. Doing so is essential to justice, equality, and our health, safety, and progress as a Nation.
Sec. 2. Definitions. (a) The term “agency” means any authority of the United States that is an “agency” under 44 U.S.C. 3502(1), other than one considered to be an independent regulatory agency, as defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(5).
(b) The term “reproductive healthcare services” means medical, surgical, counseling, or referral services relating to the human reproductive system, including services relating to pregnancy or the termination of a pregnancy.
Sec. 3. Protecting Access to Reproductive Healthcare Services. (a) Within 30 days of the date of this order, the Secretary of Health and Human Services shall submit a report to the President:
(i) identifying potential actions:
(A) to protect and expand access to abortion care, including medication abortion; and
(B) to otherwise protect and expand access to the full range of reproductive healthcare services, including actions to enhance family planning services such as access to emergency contraception;
(ii) identifying ways to increase outreach and education about access to reproductive healthcare services, including by launching a public awareness initiative to provide timely and accurate information about such access, which shall:
(A) share information about how to obtain free or reduced cost reproductive healthcare services through Health Resources and Services Administration-Funded Health Centers, Title X clinics, and other providers; and
(B) include promoting awareness of and access to the full range of contraceptive services, as well as know-your-rights information for those seeking or providing reproductive healthcare services; and
(iii) identifying steps to ensure that all patients ‑- including pregnant women and those experiencing pregnancy loss, such as miscarriages and ectopic pregnancies — receive the full protections for emergency medical care afforded under the law, including by considering updates to current guidance on obligations specific to emergency conditions and stabilizing care under the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act, 42 U.S.C. 1395dd, and providing data from the Department of Health and Human Services concerning implementation of these efforts.
(b) To promote access to reproductive healthcare services, the Attorney General and the Counsel to the President shall convene a meeting of private pro bono attorneys, bar associations, and public interest organizations in order to encourage lawyers to represent and assist patients, providers, and third parties lawfully seeking these services throughout the country.
Sec. 4. Protecting Privacy, Safety, and Security. (a) To address potential heightened safety and security risks related to the provision of reproductive healthcare services, the Attorney General and the Secretary of Homeland Security shall consider actions, as appropriate and consistent with applicable law, to ensure the safety of patients, providers, and third parties, and to protect the security of clinics (including mobile clinics), pharmacies, and other entities providing, dispensing, or delivering reproductive and related healthcare services.
(b) To address the potential threat to patient privacy caused by the transfer and sale of sensitive health-related data and by digital surveillance related to reproductive healthcare services, and to protect people seeking reproductive health services from fraudulent schemes or deceptive practices:
(i) The Chair of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is encouraged to consider actions, as appropriate and consistent with applicable law (including the Federal Trade Commission Act, 15 U.S.C. 41 et seq.), to protect consumers’ privacy when seeking information about and provision of reproductive healthcare services.
“The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself.” — FDR
“Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall.” — Reagan.
“End of quote. Repeat the line.” — Joe Biden. https://t.co/O1ycx4hSFp
— ConservativeNotCrazy (@IAMMGraham) July 8, 2022
MORE – 50% slow motion/sound pic.twitter.com/IsX2cVYwfi
— Disclose.tv (@disclosetv) July 8, 2022
You can read the full order here.