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President Biden Mistakenly Calls His Wife Jill Biden ‘Vice President’ in the Obama Administration

President Biden delivered remarks at the USS Delaware Commemoration Ceremony in Wilmington on Saturday, where he said he was “deeply proud” of the work former “vice president” Jill Biden is doing.

Biden didn’t even correct himself when he made the striking gaffe. Watch:

“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,” the president said without missing a beat.

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It was yet another eyebrow-raising error in an accumulating list of serious mistakes the White House has had to correct or walk back in recent weeks.

On Saturday, the White House stealth-corrected the president’s erroneous remark.

“And I’m deeply proud of the work she is doing as First Lady with Joining Forces initiative she started with Michelle Obama when she [I] was Vice President and now carries on,” the White House’s official transcript said.

The Biden administration has a long history of making such misidentification remarks.

This is not the first time this week that Biden has made such an unusual reference about himself.  Earlier this month, Biden called Kamala Harris “the First Lady.” (That would be his own wife Jill Biden.)

In December 2021, Joe Biden called Kamala Harris the President.

In March 2021, Biden also called Kamala Harris the President.

Biden called Harris ‘President-Elect’ in December 2020.

In February 2020, he said that he was running for Senate, instead of running for the Presidency.

Joe Biden is not the only one guilty of making such misidentifying remarks. In February, Jill Biden introduced Kamala Harris as the “president” right in front of Joe, as he stared off in a daze. Watch:

“Ladies and gentlemen, the president of the…” she said to laughter. “The vice president of the, I just said that to make you laugh,” she claimed. “The vice president of the United States Kamala Harris.”

The latest Biden gaffe came in front of a solemn and momentous occasion before the U.S. Navy. The Delaware Secretary of State gave historical background on the U.S.S. Delaware’s commission.

“It is highly unusual for a ship to be commissioned outside of a Navy port where it has been built but Senator Tom Carper prevailed upon the United States Navy to bring the submarine to Wilmington so Delawareans could participate in the historic celebration,” the Delaware Secretary of State’s office remarks.

“Due to COVID-19, a commissioning ceremony was cancelled,” the office noted. “The ceremony for the USS Delaware (SSN 791) was expected to have an attendance of 5,000 at the Port of Wilmington. As a result, the USS Delaware (SSN 791) became the first U.S. submarine to be commissioned while underway… and underwater. She is home ported in Groton, CT. The USS Delaware (SSN 791) is a Virginia-class fast-attack submarine. It is 7,800 tons and 377 feet in length with a beam of 34 feet and can operate at more than 25 knots submerged. It is designed with a reactor plant that will not require refueling during the planned life of the board.”

It would be great if America had a president who could rise to the occasion and mark such a ceremony with a speech that inspires confidence in the U.S. commander-in-chief. Instead, Americans are left in doubt whether the president even remembers his own wife. Disturbing.

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