During a meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the White House on Thursday, Joe Biden stumbled around holding the guy’s hand while appearing perpetually confused.

In one hilarious moment, the pair stood for the playing of their respective county’s national anthems. When the band began to play, Biden raised his hand to his heart, but then slowly realised they were playing the Indian anthem, not the U.S. one.

Adding to the complete cringe, Biden then lowered his hand bit by bit, as if no one would notice.

During a ‘press conference’, Biden took two scripted questions and read the answers from notes in front of him:

Video clips here