What recently took place at the White House was incredibly strange and also may have answered a question Fox News reporter Peter Doocy asked KJP.
On September 5, President Joe Biden bestowed Larry Taylor, a decorated war veteran from Signal Mountain, Tennessee with the nation’s highest military honor, the Medal of Honor, in a ceremony at the White House.
Taylor’s journey to receiving the prestigious medal began during the Vietnam War. On the night of June 18th, 1968, Taylor, serving in the U.S. Army as an attack helicopter pilot, received a call for aid from a reconnaissance team that was in danger of being overrun by enemy troops. The team of four were on a night mission to track the movement of enemy troops in a village near the Saigon River when North Vietnamese and Viet Cong troops closed in.
After running out of ammunition, Taylor used the helicopter’s landing lights to create a distraction for the long-range reconnaissance team that had been ambushed. At great personal risk, after exhausting his ammunition, Taylor landed and picked up the four man team. Taylor was flying a Cobra gunship, so the men had to hold on to the sides because it only had two seats.
At the White House on Tuesday, Taylor listened as Biden praised his heroic actions during the war, with tears welling up in his eyes.
Then it got weird.
In a strange turn of events, after pinning Taylor with the prestigious award, Biden walked out. Leaving Taylor alone and visibly confused. President Biden’s exit was perceived as disrespectful to the 81-year-old veteran, leaving him awkwardly alone on stage.
The incident has sparked backlash.
Biden abruptly walks out of the Medal of Honor ceremony, even before the closing benediction pic.twitter.com/Ck0i8EIf8Q
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) September 5, 2023
The gaffe comes amid Fox News reporter Peter Doocy asking Press Secretary Karine Jean Pierre why Joe’s handlers treat him like a child.
Doocy asked, “President Biden is the oldest president in U.S. history. Why does White House staff treat him like a baby?”
“No one treats the President of the United States, the Commander-in-Chief, like a baby,” KJP shot back.
Doocy added, “So, there’s this book that says —
“That’s ridiculous,” KJP said as she interrupted.
Doocy continued: “— when staff walked back —”
“It’s a ridiculous claim,” KJP said, shutting down the question.
Well, maybe aides treat him like a baby so he doesn’t wander out of a medal of honor ceremony.