Witness US President Joe Biden’s most memorable gaffes

Updated: Mar 02, 2022, 02:51 PM(IST)

US President Joe Biden is highly gaffe-prone. In the last one year, the leader has made several mistakes.   

Be it the tongue slip ups or falling asleep, the president seems to be making headlines for one or the other mistake, every now and then. Several of these mistakes have gone viral.  

Let’s revisit some of the memorable ones.   

Choosing vulgarity

While answering a question about inflation on Monday, Biden responded to a Fox News reporter with vulgarity and said, "What a stupid son of a b****."  


'President Harris'

While delivering a speech at South Carolina State University during its 2021 Fall commencement ceremony, Biden referred to US Vice President Kamala Harris as “President Harris”.  The US President said, “… all kidding aside, of course, President Harris, who’s a proud Howard alumn, she might have something to say about Delaware State.”    


‘58th’ birthday

In an interaction with reporters after undergoing his first routine physical in office, the oldest president in American history said that he is going to celebrate his ‘58th’ birthday while it was his ‘79th' on November 20 in 2021.     


Confusing history

During a menorah lighting celebration at White House for Hanukkah, the president appeared to forget Arab–Israeli history as he got confused between 1967 Six-Day War and Yom Kippur War of 1973.    


Mistaking Syria for Libya

Biden also appeared to mistake Syria for Libya at a news conference after G7 summit in the UK last year.    


Dozed off

The US president also dozed off during the opening sessions of the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland.   


In speech gaffe, Biden says 'Iranian' people instead of Ukrainian

United States President Joe Biden referred to Ukrainian people as Iranians while criticising Russian aggression during his first State of the Union address on March 2.

"Putin may circle Kyiv with tanks, but he'll never gain the hearts and souls of the Iranian people,” Biden said during his address. “He’ll never, he’ll never extinguish their love of freedom. And he will never, never weaken the resolve of the free world.”


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