7 Of President Biden's Most Embarrassing Gaffes: Teleprompter Blunders, Confusion Over Dates & More
Being the President of the United States is undoubtedly one of the toughest jobs out there — and it's also one of the most scrutinized. From live speeches and televised debates to just running out for a cup of coffee, the country is constantly fixated on Joe Biden, and unfortunately, the former Senator, 79, has had quite a few mishaps since taking the Oval Office.
Scroll down to relive some of his blunders.
Last month, the POTUS and wife Jill Biden were on a bike ride when he took a small spill. Biden was trying to stop near a group of reporters but ended up toppling over, though he popped back up with ease.
"The President said, his foot got caught on the pedal while dismounting and he is fine. No medical attention is needed," the White House reported in a follow-up statement. "The President looks forward to spending the rest of the day with his family."
Biden confused and scared the masses just a couple of weeks ago when he gave a speech about the climate crisis and how the changing environment can take a toll on our health.
"That's why I and so damn many other people I grew up with have cancer," he stated. "And why for the longest time Delaware had the highest cancer rate in the nation."
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The public thought he was revealing a new diagnosis, but it turned out that before he ever took office, he had non-melanoma skin cancers removed, which is what he was referring to.
While sitting in the audience at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, Biden appeared to be nodding off, as his eyes slowly closed but then opened a second later on several occasions. Social media had a field day with the video clip, with the phrase "Sleepy Joe" going viral.
In March, the 46th President of the U.S. mixed up two countries. While he meant to refer to Ukraine, the country that was being attacked by Russia at the time, he mistakenly said Iran.
Earlier this month, the POTUS was giving a speech about Roe V. Wade being overturned, and it seemed that he accidentally read aloud directions from the teleprompter.
Biden allegedly uttered, "End of quote. Repeat the line," though some claimed it wasn't a mistake, insisting he actually said, "Let me repeat that line."
Referring to the First Lady as the VP
In another head-scratching moment, he referred to his wife as a former Vice President. The moment occurred when he said, "I’m deeply proud of the work she is doing as first lady with Joining Forces initiative she started with Michelle Obama when she was vice president and now carries on."
While ringing in 2022, the Pennsylvania-born politician accidentally said the wrong year, declaring, "There’s a lot of reason to be hopeful in 2020."
Additionally, when talking about gun reform, he accidentally referred to the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, as an incident from 1918 when it took place in 2018.