WATCH: Biden Responds to Mental Fitness Concerns by Confusing Egypt With Mexico

February 8, 2024

President Joe Biden held a press conference Thursday to address concerns over his mental fitness, during which he referred to Egyptian leader Abdel Fattah el-Sisi as the "president of Mexico."

"As you know, initially, the president of Mexico—Sisi—did not want to open up the gate to allow humanitarian material to get in," Biden said in an attempted reference to Gaza's border with Egypt. "I talked to him. I convinced him to open the gate."

The remark came just hours after a special counsel report said Biden could not recall when he served as vice president or when his son Beau died. The report followed an investigation into the president's mishandling of classified documents.

Special Counsel Robert Hur declined to bring charges against Biden, stating that a jury would find the president to be "a well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory."

Biden addressed the report Thursday, saying, "I'm well-meaning, and I'm an elderly man, and I know what the hell I'm doing."

Not long before Biden confused Egypt with Mexico, a reporter yelled to him, "Why are you confusing the names of world leaders?"