A better question is whether he knows where he is. At one point during the G7 summit in Cornwall, England, Joe Biden appeared to be lost, wandering aimlessly around an outdoor café. At length, “Dr.” Jill (aka, his caretaker) emerged from the right side of the screen, gesturing frantically that he should come with her. She then took him by the hand and led him to where he was supposed to be.
Biden became lost again during one of the meetings. He was reading from prepared notes when he distracted himself to acknowledge the arrival or presence off to the right of Jake Sullivan, his National Security Advisor. He mumbled something, possibly to himself, about “leaving out a lot people,” noting once again that he was “going to get in a lot of trouble,” though he never clarified with whom. (RELATED: Biden: ‘I’m happy to take questions, if that’s what I’m supposed to do, Nance’)
Having become hopelessly, helplessly lost, he began stammering and stuttering as he searched in vain for something meaningful to say.
Today, he moves on to Geneva for his summit with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, meetings with whom are expected to last, according to Reuters, “up to five hours in a villa without meals.” The mention of the lack of meals is intended to emphasize the “strained ties” between the two countries and their leaders. “No breaking of bread,” a senior U.S. official is quoted as having told reporters as Biden flew to Geneva for the talks.
For Biden, the grueling schedule would seem to impose other hurdles.