Biden refers to ‘President Harris,’ forgot George Floyd’s name, makes other mistakes in speech

President Joe Biden has long had a tendency to utter gaffes and stumble over his words, but the frequency with which he does so appears to be increasing since assuming office.

Biden did so on multiple occasions Friday while delivering a speech where, among other mistakes, he referred to Vice President Kamala Harris as “president” and seemingly forgot George Floyd’s last name, Fox News reported.

President Harris?

President Biden delivered the commencement address at South Carolina State University’s graduation ceremony Friday, where he repeatedly highlighted that school’s inclusion among the top Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) across the nation.

He made note of the prominent HBCU in his home state, Delaware State University, and then mentioned the fact that Vice President Harris also hailed from an HBCU, Howard University, at which point he mistitled and seemingly elevated his second-in-command to the top spot.

“Though I’m from Delaware — I’ve got to put Delaware State up there — the President of Delaware State used to work for me. He went and got his doctorate and said, ‘This is not the good job; I’m going to be president of the university,'” Biden said.

“But, all kidding aside, of course, President Harris, who’s a proud Howard alum, she might have something to say about Delaware State,” he added. For what it is worth, the official White House transcript of Biden’s remarks added the word “Vice” in brackets to correct Biden’s misstatement.

George who?

Later in the speech, while attempting to tout his administration’s record on helping Black Americans, Biden made reference to the Democratic police reform bill named after George Floyd — who was murdered while being arrested in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and has since been elevated to martyr status on the left — but appeared to forget Floyd’s last name.

“On police reform, I share the frustration — and I know the family well — George Family Justice Act and Policing Act.  I know the family well.  It’s not been passed in the Senate, but the fight is not over,” Biden said. Again, the White House transcript corrected that mistake by crossing out “Family” and adding in “Floyd” in brackets.

There were a few other minor stumbles and mispronunciations to go along with several dubious claims and a healthy dose of race-baiting and vitriol against Republicans and former President Donald Trump — who Biden refused to mention by name but made several references to.

Not the first time

This actually wasn’t the first time that President Biden had mistakenly dropped the “Vice” from Vice President Harris’ title.

Newsweek reported in March that Biden, while giving a speech about a recent online visit to a vaccination center with his administrative sidekick, said, “Now when President Harris and I took a virtual tour of a vaccination center, in Arizona …,” though the outlet suggested that Biden had paused and seemingly caught his own mistake before moving on.

He had done something similar during the White House transition period in December 2020 as well, when he discussed how he had received the COVID-19 vaccine and said, “President-elect Harris took hers today for the same reason.”

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