Joe Biden spells ‘period’ as he reads website address on teleprompter; attract ridicule

US President Joe Biden’s lack of technical knowledge was evident when he read a website address on a teleprompter and spelled out the dot symbol in the URL, the New York Post reported. The 79-year-old, in the Oct. 17 speech, was trying to educate people on how to report fraud in his student loan forgiveness program when he misspelled the address of the Federal Trade Commission.

“If you receive questionable calls, please let us know by going to report fraud… report fraud, DOT, FTC, dot gov,” he said, apparently telling the public to visit reportfraud.ftc.gov. The innocuous error occurred when the president announced the launch of an online application portal where someone who earns less than $125,000 a year can submit a request to clear up to $10,000 in debt .

Biden mocked for spelling ‘period’

It sparked a wave of ridicule on social media, with several netizens mocking the POTUS for the gaffe. “Biden is so gone he will literally read EVERY WORD they put on the teleprompter in front of him,” comedian Tim Young wrote on Twitter.

“I can’t make this up. They put the word ‘dot’ in the teleprompter and he got so confused he spelled it out instead of just saying ‘dot’,” added Tommy Pigott, director of rapid research for the Republican National Committee. “Joe Biden clarified DOT this is the . in [a web] address today,” said American writer Clay Travis, while comparing Biden to “Ron Burgandy,” a fictional character played by Will Ferrell in Presenter.

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