Flubber in Chief Biden Refers to Kamala Harris as “President Harris”
In one of his greatest gaffes so far, and addlepated Joe Biden referred to Kamala Harris as “President Harris” during a recent press conference – and Twitter exploded!
While confirming his long overdue trip to the southern border, during the speech, Biden referred to the vice president as “President Harris” while speaking about the work she has done on the border in recent years.
“President Harris led this effort, led this effort to make this better in the countries from which they are leaving,” Biden remarked. “Thanks to her leadership, she’s been able to generate more than $3.2 billion from the private sector to create jobs and opportunities in El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala.”
Twitter was swift to point out the mistake and criticized Biden for the repeated gaffe.
“Biden STRUGGLED today in his press conference,” tweeted Congressman-elect Ronny Jackson. “He called Kamala, ‘President Harris.” It was a DISASTER.”
“It’s time for Joe to retire,” tweeted ACT for America chairman and author Bridgette Gabriel.
Former New Yorker financial page writer James Surowiecki said the gaffe was reminiscent of former President Donald Trump referring to Rep. Kevin McCarthy as “Steve.”
Legal scholar and Fox News contributor Jonathan Turley tweeted that the president appeared to be struggling during the press conference.
“After referring to ‘President Harris,’ he said the seizure of ‘more than 20,000 pounds of deadly fentanyl…[is] enough to kill as many as a 1,000 people,'” Turley tweeted.
“…Just 15,000 pounds is enough to kill every American,” he followed up, along with a link to a press release from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration outlining the sharp rise in “fentanyl-related mass-overdose events.”
This is not the first time that Biden mistakenly elevated Harris beyond her current position in the executive branch. In December 2020, Biden referred to Harris as “president-elect” during a speech on COVID vaccines, and in March 2021, he referred to her as “President Harris” when providing an update on the vaccination effort. In January and October of last year, Biden once again referred to the vice president as “President Harris.”