White House says Biden gaffe about being VP during 'pandemic' should have been 'recession'

 May 21, 2024

When President Joe Biden claimed he was vice president during the pandemic and was sent to Detroit by Barack Obama during recent remarks, the White House said he really meant to say "recession."

“And when I was vice president, things were kind of bad during the pandemic,” Biden said during an NAACP dinner in Detroit on Sunday.

“And what happened was,” Biden continued, “Barack said to me, ‘Go to Detroit, and help fix it.’ Well the poor mayor, he spent more time with me than he thought he was ever going to have to. God love you.”

When the official transcript was put on the website, the word pandemic was struck through and "recession" was in its place.

No pandemic

Mike Duggan was mayor in 2014, when Biden was vice-president, and could have been the mayor Biden was referring to.

Biden has previously talked about his good relationship with Duggan, who was re-elected in 2013.

There was not a pandemic in the U.S. during the time both were in elected office, though.

There is now documentation of Biden's memory problems in the report by Special Counsel Robert Hur regarding the classified documents found in several of Biden's offices and one of his homes.

Not competent

Biden was basically declared not competent to stand trial due to his memory and mental state--but he is apparently competent enough to have control of the nuclear codes.

Part of Biden's memory problems had to do with remembering the years he was vice president.

“He did not remember when he was vice president, forgetting on the first day of the interview when his term ended (‘if it was 2013—when did I stop being Vice President?’), and forgetting on the second day of the interview when his term began (‘in 2009, am I still Vice President?’).”

In the transcript, there were other words similarly struck through, indicating that Biden was not having a great day mentally.

Biden apparently thanked the group for the "organization" rather than the "award," and he said his time in Morehouse recently was "inspiresing," which the transcript changed to "inspiring."

He also claimed that the Affordable Care Act "saved millions of families $800,000 in prem--$8000 a year in premiums." The real number was $800 a year.

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