It is not unusual for US President Biden to make gaffes when delivering a public statement, as he has earned a reputation as an awkward orator who often confuses names or forgets well-known facts.
The US president has once again stumbled during his speech, as he referred to his second-in-command Kamala Harris as “president” at Thursday’s press briefing on the American vaccination program.
“Now when President Harris and I took…” Biden is heard saying before making a pause, “a virtual tour of a 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.
This is not the first time that Biden has “promoted” Harris. In December, he reportedly referred to her as “president-elect”, while also speaking about COVID-19 vaccination efforts.
“I took it to instill public confidence in the vaccine. President-elect Harris took hers today for the same reason,” Biden said at that time.