Monday, May 27, 2024
HomemediaBiden's 'John Wayne' quote confuses social media: 'Nobody' knows 'what he's mumbling...

Biden’s ‘John Wayne’ quote confuses social media: ‘Nobody’ knows ‘what he’s mumbling about’

President Biden mumbling about an alleged scene from a John Wayne movie to attack climate deniers as “lying, dog-faced pony soldiers” threw off many social media users watching his speech in Vietnam.

Biden spoke at the Group of 20 leaders’ summit during a press conference in Hanoi on Sunday. During the conference, AFP White House Correspondent Aurelia End questioned the president about the lack of a consensus on fossil fuels at the summit. After appearing to ramble for several minutes, Biden then referenced the western film actor to attack climate change critics. 

“My brother was having famous lines from these movies that he always quotes, you know, and one of them is there’s a movie about John Wayne as an Indian scout, and they’re trying to get I think it was the patch and one of the great tribes of America back on the reservation, and he’s standing with a union, so he’s… they’re all on their… they’re on their horses and their saddles and there’s three or four Indians and headdresses and the Union soldiers are basically saying to the Indians, ‘Come with me, we’ll take care of you. We’ll — everything will be good,’” Biden said.

joe biden hanoi

U.S. President Joe Biden holds a press conference in Hanoi on September 10, 2023, on the first day of a visit in Vietnam. (NHAC NGUYEN/AFP via Getty Images)

Biden continued, “And the Indian scout, the Indian looks at John Wayne and points to the Union soldier and says, ‘He’s a lying, dog-faced pony soldier.’ Well, there’s a lot of lying, dog-faced pony soldiers out there about — about global warming, but not anymore. All of a sudden, they’re all realizing it’s a problem. And there’s nothing like seeing the light.”

President Biden previously used the phrase “lying, dog-faced pony soldiers” during a campaign event in New Hampshire back in February 2020. A Mercer University student questioned Biden on how he planned to remain competitive despite coming in fourth after the Iowa causes.

Former Vice President Biden

Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks to the crowd at a campaign event in Hampton Beach, NH on Feb. 9, 2020 (Fox News )

“It’s a good question,” Biden responded. “Number one: Iowa’s a democratic caucus. You ever been to a caucus? No you haven’t. You’re a lying, dog-faced pony soldier. You said you were; but now you got to be honest. I’m gonna be honest with you. It was a little bit confusing in Iowa.”

For more Culture, Media, Education, Opinion, and channel coverage, visit

Lindsay Kornick is an associate editor for Fox News Digital. Story tips can be sent to and on Twitter: @lmkornick.


Most Popular