President Biden left himself with what appeared to be actual egg on his face at a virtual meeting with governors Friday — setting off a hard-to-watch series of events.
Biden had to be alerted by an aide to remove a speck from his chin during the event, which was livestreamed from the White House.
The meeting to discuss wildfires with a group of governors from Western states was underway — and Vice President Kamala Harris was speaking — when the staffer slipped Biden a note about his grooming goof.
“Sir, there is something on your chin,” the handwritten message read.
Biden appeared to have a yellow-orange and translucent object, resembling a piece of egg yolk, on the right side of his chin.
The 78-year-old commander-in-chief read the message, then wiped his chin with his left hand and looked at his fingers.
Then things got even more unsettling.
In a move reminiscent of Spaulding Smails in the comedy classic “Caddyshack,” Biden studied the apparent breakfast leftover, now on his fingers, and brought his thumb and forefinger to his mouth.
The president then rested the back of his hand over his lips, giving them another wipe, a video clip of the incident shows.
After all that, the president undermined his own attempt at subtlety by picking up the card with the hastily written note and used the back of it to take notes.
In doing so, he inadvertently showed the note to news photographers covering the event.
Biden has left himself with plenty of metaphorical egg on his face during his first seven months in office with a running list of verbal and other miscues and flubs.
Earlier this week, he had a “Rick Perry moment” while making remarks at a Pennsylvania truck factory, claiming he had sought the presidency for three reasons — before only naming two.
Ath the same event in Pennsylvania he mistakenly uttered the name of his predecessor — “President Trump” — chalking it up to a “Freudian slip” even though he was talking about his longtime boss Barack Obama.
Meanwhile, Biden’s history of insults, angry outbursts and tone-deaf remarks — especially on the subject of race — led him to bluntly acknowledge in 2018: “I am a gaffe machine.”
That included referring to his running mate as “President Harris” during a March 18 speech at the White House.
Earlier that month, Biden also appeared to forget the name of Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin during a White House event, referring to the former US Army general as “the guy who runs that outfit over there.”
Biden’s first overseas trip as president featured several bloopers during last month’s G-7 summit in Cornwall, England, where he was caught on camera trying to correct British Prime Minister Boris Johnson for not introducing “the president of South Africa” as a visiting dignitary — even though Johnson had already done so, by name.
The incident led other world leaders to burst out laughing as French President Emmanuel Macron tried to make light of the situation.