Another Biden gaffe or is he just losing his mind?
President Biden fumbled Russian President Vladimir Putin’s name to reporters nearly calling him Trump before catching himself. The faux pa occurred after Biden had met with Putin for nearly four hours but it seems his mind must have been elsewhere.
Fox News reports:
“I caught part of President, uh, Tru– uh, Putin’s press conference, and he talked about the need for us to have some kind of modus operandi where the Arctic was in fact a free zone,” Biden said.
Twitter users quickly took notice, with more than 2,900 likes and 1,100 retweets. A tweet observing the mix-up posted by CNN reporter Kaitlan Collins drew more than 17,000 likes and 1,400 retweets.
This was not the president’s first goof of the week. At the G-7 summit Sunday, Biden mixed up Libya and Syria – not once, but three times – while discussing humanitarian aid to countries torn apart by civil war.
He first discussed possibly working with Russia in providing “vital assistance” to “Libya” – a “population that’s in real trouble.” Then he said Russia had bitten off more than it can chew with its intervention in “Syria” but then added “Libya” to the mix.
Watch Biden’s latest fumble HERE.