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Biden goes 'off script' and promises to build a railroad across the Indian Ocean, prompting mockery: 'Ambitious'
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Biden goes 'off script' and promises to build a railroad across the Indian Ocean, prompting mockery: 'Ambitious'

President Joe Biden promised to build a railroad across the world's third-largest ocean just minutes after four environmental activist groups jointly endorsed his re-election campaign. While the proposal did not immediately prompt any take-backs from his green supporters, Biden's blue ambitions prompted parody and concern online.

Biden addressed some of the beneficiaries of the $370 billion in subsidies for clean energy projects included in the Inflation Reduction Act at the League of Conservation Voters' annual fundraising dinner in Washington, D.C., Wednesday evening.

Just before he started his speech, the four major green groups — LCV Action Fund, NextGen PAC, Natural Resources Defense Council Action Fund, and the Sierra Club — announced their support for his 2024 campaign, reported Politico.

The president zeroed in on their pre-eminent concern, the specter of anthropogenic climate change, stressing that it was "the only truly existential threat." Biden then proceeded to describe some of the ways his administration has worked to address the abstract threat.

Midway through his speech, Biden admittedly went "off script" with a promise spanning 6,200 miles.

"We have plans to build a railroad from the Pacific all the way across the Indian Ocean," he said. "We have plans to build in — in Angola one of the largest solar plants in the world. I can go on, but I’m not. I’m going off script. I’m going to get in trouble."

The Indian Ocean, which has a mean depth of -3,741m, stretches from the southern tip of Africa all the way to Australia.

Former Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz tweeted, "Bold initiative, Mr. President."

BlazeTV's Dave Rubin, tweeted, "That’s really nice, grandpa. Maybe you want to sit down for a few minutes?"

The DeSantis campaign shared a picture of a map charting the proposed railroad with the caption, "Ambitious."

Rob Schmitt of Newsmax quipped, "F yeah!!! 8,000 MILE OCEAN TRAIN! BIDEN 2024!"

"Those whom the gods wish to destroy they first make mad," wrote Sen. Ted Cruz's (R-Texas) national security adviser, Omri Ceren.

Republican consultant Matt Whitlock noted, "It'll be nice to finally have a direct route to Madagascar."

At other points during his speech, Biden appeared to lose focus along with his point.

TheBlaze previously reported that the president's repeated falls, including his face-plant during the U.S. Air Force Academy's June 1 graduation ceremony in Colorado Springs, Colorado, coupled with his consequential gaffes have elicited concern from critics and allies alike.

Failed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was among those to admit, "His age is an issue, and people have every right to consider it."

A recent NBC News survey of 1,000 adults, conducted April 14-18, found that 70% of respondents, including 51% of Democrats, don't think Biden should run again, with the majority citing age as a key reason behind their opposition.

The president told the host of MSNBC's "The Sunday Show," Jonathan Capehart, in October, "I could drop dead tomorrow," said Biden. "I think people should look and say, 'Is he still have the same passion for what he's doing?' And if they think I do and I can do it, then that's fine. ... If they don't, they should vote against me."

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Joseph MacKinnon

Joseph MacKinnon

Joseph MacKinnon is a staff writer for Blaze News.
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