US President Joe Biden has earned a dubious reputation globally for his occasional off-the-cuff remarks, verbal gaffes and Freudian slips, which often land him into troubled waters.
In a latest incident, the ‘gaffe machine’ on Tuesday for the umpteenth time referred to his vice president, Kamala Harris, as “President Harris”, prompting netizens to crack up.
Speaking to students at Atlanta University Center Consortium about voting rights, Biden referred to last year’s US Capitol riot by pro-Trump supporters.
“Last week, President Harris and I stood in the United States Capitol to observe one of those before and after moments in American history," he remarked.
He didn’t appear to have noticed the gaffe and continued his speech without correcting himself, even as the audience were left amused.
BIDEN: "Last week, *President Harris* and I stood in the United States Capitol..." pic.twitter.com/hkfaZTNTRm— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) January 11, 2022
It’s not the first time the 79-year old president has said something that he did not intend to.
He referred to Harris as the president even last month during a visit to South Carolina State University.
"Of course, President Harris is a proud Howard [University] alum, she might have something to say about Delaware State,” he said.
Before that, Biden referred to Harris as the president in March 2021 while addressing a press conference to discuss COVID-19 vaccines.
"Now when President Harris and I took a virtual tour of a vaccination center in Arizona not long ago, one of the nurses on that, on that tour injecting people, giving vaccinations, said that each shot was like administering a dose of hope," he said.
In July this year, he mistakenly referred to his previous boss Barack Obama as “President Trump”, which created funny headlines and hashtags across the world.
The latest gaffe has again hit the funny bone of Twitter users, with thousands of tweets directed at the oldest man in American history to hold the office.
Was he ad-libbing, or did some WH flunky write "President Harris" onto the teleprompter script to have a little fun with the dementia patient? https://t.co/PeWW6y36uM— Chandler Kenilworth (@ChKenilworth) January 11, 2022
Is there a speech where Biden DOESN’T accidentally call Kamala Harris the President?— Dr. Willie J. Montague (@RepMontague) January 11, 2022
Befuddled Joe in Georgia repeatedly calls Kamala, President Harris.— Tosca Austen (@ToscaAusten) January 12, 2022
Biden wants a brand new voting system to keep the incumbents in charge forever.
In summary, disagree w abolishing voter IDs? You’re a racist.
Joe wants to butcher the filibuster to pass his “Voting Rights” bill pic.twitter.com/FT4D0HrEMJ
Did potato head just say President Harris again?— gary wood (@garishme) January 11, 2022
Breaking:— Willem Middelkoop (@wmiddelkoop) January 12, 2022
‘President Harris..’ https://t.co/6gSACmMDq1
Maybe President Harris has a strategy to mobilize trunalimunumaprzure? https://t.co/MrdnRZSxKr— Spencer Brown (@itsSpencerBrown) January 11, 2022
📹 | #US President #Biden calls Vice-President Harris as "President Harris" - for the 4th time in his presidency.pic.twitter.com/hAW8U7TV6r— EHA News (@eha_news) January 12, 2022
i don't know what's worse, a president who THINKS it's "President Harris"...or an ACTUAL President Harris https://t.co/x52rjpp8FW— steve hilton (@SteveHiltonx) January 11, 2022
Why does Biden continually call Harris the president? Who is running the White House? https://t.co/zryLpysp1m— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) January 11, 2022
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