The incident drew instant comparisons to Burgundy from the Anchorman comedy, who famously read out, 'go f**k yourself, San Diego,' when it appeared on the prompter in front of him.
The unedited minutes of the speech show that the 79-year-old was saying 'end of quote' to simply ensure that his speech was correctly attributed.
Biden said: 'And, by the way, you may have heard the CEO of Walmart yesterday on the steps we’ve taken. He said, and I quote, "The combination of private enterprise and government working together has been really successful." He went on to say, "All the way through the supply chain, there’s … a lot of innovation." Because of the actions we’ve taken, things have begun to change. End of quote.'
The only mistake the president appears to make is that he should have said 'end of quote' immediately after he finished quoting the CEO - instead of adding it in the line which begins 'because of the action we've taken.'
Notably, that is a fairly minor mistake compared to what the edited clip makes out, which suggests that the president is incoherent and adds to claims on the right that the elderly president is mentally impaired.
During his speech, Biden once again sought to reassure Americans who are focused on inflation or worried about the state of the economy – referencing mothers and fathers who are 'asking will there be enough food we can afford to buy for the holidays. Will we be able to get Christmas presents to the kids on time and if so, will they cost me an arm and a leg?'
He indicated he is in tune with concerns of gas prices – including on the West Coast where they face high taxes.
Right now, I will do what needs to be done to reduce the price you pay at the pump,' he said, pointing to a new action to release 50 million gallons from a strategic petroleum reserve.
"Families can rest easy - grocery stores are well-stocked with turkey and everything else you need for Thanksgiving," he insisted.
He also spoke of supply chain issues, mentioning meetings with Walmart, Target, Home Depot, and other retailers.
He cited a 33 per cent drop in the time container ships were sitting on docks and said major retailers 'have confirmed that their shelves will be well stocked in stores this holiday season.' He called it 'good news' for parents worried about whether 'everything from 'bicycles to ice skates' will be available.
Biden spoke for more than 11 minutes – but once again did not take questions from White House reporters.