‘I apologize’: Biden corrects himself for referring to ‘I,’ not ‘we,’ in remarks alongside Harris

Since then-nominee Joe Biden selected Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) to serve as his running mate, speculation has swirled that she would be the real driving force behind a Biden administration.

The president added fuel to those rumors this week when he interrupted himself to apologize to his vice president for using a first-person singular pronoun instead of including her in a description of his administration’s priorities.

“I expect you to support it”

As Mediaite reported, Biden retracted his remark during an event at the White House to mark the signing of an executive order related to American manufacturing and federal contractors.

Biden took a few questions from reporters, including one related to his administration’s proposed COVID-19 relief package and ongoing negotiations with lawmakers about the details of the package — specifically how and when the proposal might be passed.

In a somewhat rambling response, the president made multiple references to his prior experience in the Senate and his knowledge of how things work in Congress.

“It’s not enough for me just to come up to you and say, ‘I like this. I expect you to support it,'” Biden said at one point, according to a White House transcript.

A short time later, he apparently recognized that he failed to include Harris and her own experiences in his language and interrupted himself to offer an apology and correct the record.

“Respect and affection”

“I want to explain to you why I think it’s so important in this package that we have to provide for money for additional vaccines, why I think it’s so important why we provide for money to extend unemployment benefits, why I think it’s so important that we provide money to provide for the ability of people not to be thrown out of their apartments during this pandemic because they can’t afford their rent,” the president said.

He added: “And to make the case to you why I think and what I think the priorities within this piece — that we think the priorities are — I apologize — were within this legislation.”

Biden turned to direct his apology to Harris, which Mediaite described as a “small but telling” moment in which the president publicly displayed the “respect and affection” he has for his vice president.

Of course, other viewers of the exchange might see it as a tacit acknowledgment that Harris holds a particularly high level of influence within the fledgling administration.

Last month, Biden sparked similar concerns with a passing comment regarding his recent COVID-19 vaccination, referring to Harris as the “president-elect,” as the New York Post reported.

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  1. The frickin’ idiot has no idea what he is doing. The supreme court should have reviewed all of the lawsuits the real President brought against the States, that stole the election for the buffoon!

    1. Absolutely!11 I agree with you and I’m sure many others do as well. This election was stolen pure and simple. Biden himself told us so. I still have picture of him telling us he had the most extensive ever fraud set up for the election.
      I’m afraid we will be owned by China by the end of 4 very long years. Our country will be unrecognizable.

      1. Won’t take 4 years. With pelosi leading the pack, she has Biden in her wittle pocket because he can’t think as quick as he used to, she will become Queen of the USA. Schumer will be her handmaiden and old frog eyes will be court jester. Of course you have Kamalla who’s parents apparently ignored her when she fell out of the stroller, guilt made them go back to get her? and ask a 3 year old what she wanted. A 3 year old does not know the meaning of fweedom

    2. The Supreme Court Is useless! The group of three that President Trump put in there did nothing to help him. Get rid of the Supreme Court! But, how?

      When it comes to Biden’s Executive Orders, what will be next? He already admitted that he doesn’t know what he’s doing. I read the exact quote. I am ashamed that he is the President of our country.

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        I will continue to fly my flag upside down until the fraud administration is behind bars. Everyone involved in this voter scam is a TRAITOR to the Republic.

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  5. The glaring malfeasance this so called “ administration” is displaying should be a wake up call to every American! The election was clearly rigged, that is why grandpa gropes didn’t have to campaign. He knew Obama had it in the bag for him from just after the 2016 election. They “ thought” they had it in the bag for killary, but Trump outsmarted them. They were not about to let that happen again, so they really pulled out all the stops to rig and steal this election! Now Obama is running the show, laughing again at the STUPID people who bought into the joebama lie. Crafty rat strikes again!

  6. a lot of the dems are totally mad look at nancy, chucky schiff. biden their eyes tell you they are a gone pecan / their hate and greed rule their actions

  7. Can we start a recall petition nationwide for Quid pro quo Joe, Harris (whose parents weren’t even citizens of the US at the time of her birth making her an anchor baby) Nutty Nancy and Chucky Schumer like citizens do for governors?

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    9. Military in the streets.

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