President Joe Biden made yet another humiliating blunder on Thursday, and this one may just be a Freudian slip.
While speaking about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic from the White House, Biden described Vice President Kamala Harris as “President Harris.” He said this while claiming that minorities have been disproportionally impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, arguing that their communities need to be given vaccines.
“The hardest hit that have suffered the most — especially black, Latino, Native American, and rural communities,” Biden said. “We believe speed and efficiency must be matched with fairness and equity, now when President Harris and I took a virtual tour of vaccination center in Arizona not long ago, one of the nurses on that tour injecting people, giving vaccinations, said that each shot was like administering a dose of hope.”
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Biden never even bothered to correct his blunder.
OOPS! Joe Biden just referred to Kamala Harris as "President Harris". pic.twitter.com/2pHJCjAttJ
— Phillip Neanderthal Jones🦅🇺🇸 (@RealPhilJones1) March 18, 2021
This is far from the first time Biden has had this kind of slip-up. Back in December, he mistakenly referred to then Vice President-elect Harris as “president-elect.”
“I hope the president will clearly and unambiguously urge all Americans to take the vaccine once it’s available,” Biden said, adding that Harris had gotten vaccinated earlier that day. “I took it to instill public confidence in the vaccine. President-elect Harris took hers today for the same reason.”
Then there was the time back in August when Biden said he had chosen Harris as his running mate because she was “ready to lead on day one.”
“If @KamalaHarris and I are elected, we’re going to inherit multiple crises, a nation divided, and a world in disarray. “We won’t have a minute to waste,” Biden tweeted at the time. “That’s exactly why I picked her: She’s ready to lead on day one.”
If @KamalaHarris and I are elected, we’re going to inherit multiple crises, a nation divided, and a world in disarray. We won’t have a minute to waste.
That's exactly why I picked her: She's ready to lead on day one.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) August 12, 2020
Harris has had this kind of Freudian slip as well. While taking part in a virtual roundtable in September, Harris talked about the “Harris administration” during a virtual roundtable on the economy.
“A Harris administration, together with Joe Biden as the president of the United States,” she said before quickly correcting herself.