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Joe Biden Refers to Michelle Obama as ‘Vice President’; Video Goes Viral

Yet another gaffe! The United States 46th President Joe Biden has once again grabbed the attention of many social media users as he mistakenly refers to the former First Lady Michelle Obama as the former Vice President of the nation. This adds to the list of gaffes in recent weeks.

On Saturday, during his speech at the Commissioning Commemoration Ceremony of the USS Delaware, Biden by mistake exchanged his earlier role as vice president with Michelle Obama.

A short clip of his speech has now gone viral on social media platforms with #VicePresident trending on Twitter.

#VicePresident trends on Twitter after Biden’s gaffe

He is heard saying, “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. As First Lady, she doesn’t — she’s been to more military installations around the world. She’s hosted more than 20 events for military families.”

In his speech, Biden actually wanted to convey his note of gratitude to his wife Jill Biden.

Check out the video below:

While memes started making rounds on social media, few users sarcastically said that they never knew Jill was the US vice-president.

The White House came to his rescue immediately and the error was pointed out and rectified. They posted a transcript of his speech on its official portal and corrected his “she” reference as “I”.

The transcript now reads, “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”.

Social Media trolls Biden again!

Here are some reactions by users on Twitter.

One user said, “It’s time for the old man to retire. He has clearly lost his mind. #Biden @POTUS named Michelle #Obama a vice president.”

While another user said, “Grampa forgot his pill today”.

Biden being criticized for his slip of the tongue

Ever since Biden took office, the White House has become accustomed to correcting misstatements and verbal slip-ups by the president.

Nile Gardiner, a foreign policy analyst, criticized saying, “Biden’s evidently declining memory and increasingly confused state of mind is a growing concern for our Allies across the Atlantic and across the world, esp. at a time of great crisis in Europe and mounting threats from our adversaries. This is increasingly a presidency in chaos.”

A couple of months back in February, many Republican lawmakers demanded for President Biden take a cognitive test.

The 38 members representing the grand old party led by Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-Md.), sent a letter, “express[ing] concern with your current cognitive state” and asking the 79-year-old to take the test.

Last month during the equal payday event, Joe Biden referred to Kamala Harris as ‘First Lady’.

Earlier, Biden has also referred to “Ukrainians” as “Iranians” by mistake in his State of the Union speech. This slip of tongue happened while he was speaking about the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Archana Kabra
Archana Kabra is a Freelance Writer and has been extensively writing stuff related to Entertainment, Lifestyle, and Technology. She is also an ardent music lover. Twitter handle: @archana153sarda
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