President Joe Biden struggled Tuesday during a discussion on extreme weather threatening the country, inexplicably declaring that tornadoes were no longer referred to as tornadoes.
“Looks like a tornado — they don’t call them that anymore — that hit the crops and wetlands in the middle of the country,” Biden said. “In Iowa, in Nevada, in —it’s just across the board.”
The president spoke about extreme weather and tornadoes during a visit to New Jersey after sudden rains and flooding led to the deaths of over 50 people in the Northeast. Biden paused and returned to his notes, reminding Americans that “we are all in this together.”
It’s unclear what Biden was referring to, but perhaps was talking about the devastating derecho storm in August 2020 that damaged millions of acres of crops in Iowa.