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Biden presser goes horribly wrong as he gets second COVID booster on stage

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'I was able to roll my sleeve up!'

Image source: Video screenshot

On a recent episode of “The Rubin Report,” BlazeTV host Dave Rubin shared a clip of an especially awkward White House press conference in which President Joe Biden got his fourth dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine on stage, one day after federal health officials approved a second “booster” shot for people age 50 and up.

"I'm not sure why I'm doing this on stage," the president admitted as he attempted to walk, talk, and remove his jacket simultaneously, an undertaking that seemingly proved too much for the 79-year-old who struggled to sit without missing the chair. He then fell silent as reporters fired off a volley of questions that had nothing to do with the COVID vaccine.

"Can you comment on the declassified intelligence that [Putin] doesn't trust his military leadership?" asked one reporter.

"No," Biden wheezed.

After that, he ignored the next few questions, remaining studiously focused on rolling up his sleeve.

Eventually Biden announced, "I’ve always thought that it discourages people getting the vaccination when they watch people get a needle in their arm. So, I apologize for discouraging. But it didn’t hurt a bit and I was able to roll my sleeve up!"

The whole inspiring spectacle took place shortly after the president announced the launch of a new website COVID.gov, aimed at helping people find COVID-19 tests, vaccines, and treatments.

"Because of the strategy we executed over the past year on vaccinations, testing, treatments, and more, we’re now in a new moment in this pandemic. It does not mean that COVID-19 is over. It means that COVID-19 no longer controls our lives," Biden said, recycling the same line he used during a speech in 2021 — just before the U.S. was hit with the Delta variant.

"I feel very confident of everything happening in this country when I listen to that man and I watch whatever that theater show was," Dave said sarcastically.

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