PRESIDENT Biden suffered another blunder Saturday as he said to his wife, first lady Jill Biden, was the Vice President to Barack Obama.
In the speech at a submarine commissioning ceremony, Biden was praising the first lady when he accidentally attributed his previous role of eight years to her.
The 79-year-old president said Jill is committed to military families and mentioned how she oversaw the development of the USS Delaware which is the US Navy’s newest nuclear attack submarine.
“The daughter of a Navy signalman during World War Two, the mother of a member of the Delaware National Guard, the grandmother of children who experienced having their father deployed away from home for a year at a time,” the President described Jill.
“She always holds our military and their families in her heart.”
“And that is not hyperbole; that’s real.”
And then came his error.
Biden said, “I’m deeply proud of the work she is doing as first lady with Joining Forces initiative she started with Michelle when she was vice president and now carries on.”
Seeing his mistake, the White House corrected the gaffe in their official transcript.
“And I’m deeply proud of the work she is doing as First Lady with Joining Forces initiative she started with Michelle Obama when she [I] was Vice President and now carries on,” the official transcript reads.
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This is one of many blunders by Biden.
Another gaffe by the president was seen as a far more dangerous mistake after he criticized Vladimir Putin without understanding the repercussions.
In an address, Biden said Putin “cannot remain in power,” which experts said could prolong the war in Ukraine.
The remark apparently sparked fury in Moscow as officials said it could be interpreted that the US is determined to overthrow Putin’s rule.
Donald Trump has responded to this activity saying the Biden administration is “almost giving him (Putin) an incentive to use nuclear weapons.”
Biden said: “There’s been a little change in arrangement of who is on the stage because of the first lady’s husband contracting Covid.”
The president quickly corrected himself after realizing this meant that he was the one who got the virus.
Biden then pointed to his wife Jill, quipping: “That’s right, she’s fine. Second lady – the first gentleman how about that?
“I’m Joe Biden. I’m Jill Biden’s husband and proud of it.”