The world may be burning with wars and epidemics, but President Joe “Empty Shelves” Biden is certain to make fresh and reinvigorating gaffes.
He just called his equally questionable veep, Kamala Harris, “First Lady”, and right at a time when Harris’ husband got infected with COVID-19.
To top it off, Sleepy Joe also described Harris’ husband Emhoff as “the Second Lady” and then as the “First Gentleman”.
Mixing Up Jill and Kamala
Biden has previously spoken about how much he “loves” Kamala Harris. Sleepy Joe’s latest gaffe came on Tuesday as he was giving remarks at the White House on Equal Pay Day.
That was shortly after announcements that Kamala Harris’ husband, “Second Gentleman” Doug Emhoff, tested positive for the coronavirus, while Biden’s veep herself tested negative.
Sleepy Joe’s reference to Kamala Harris as the First Lady, and his ensuing joke about it, was caught on tape in a 22-minute video of the Equal Pay Day event on CSPAN.
A seemingly slow-moving Biden introduced himself as “Jill Biden’s husband” and he said he was “proud” of that.
A little later into his remarks, he noted “a little change” in “who is on the stage,” since the “first lady’s husband” contracted COVID-19.
At that point, somebody from the audience to Biden’s right side interrupted him to tell him about the gaffe, leading to a round of laughter.
Sleepy Joe reacted by walking off the podium to the right a little bit, and gesturing to his wife Jill while saying, “she’s fine.”
Then, he quipped it could be “the first gentleman” who got infected, i.e. himself, and asked the audience, “How about that?”
Shortly before 6 pm on Tuesday, the White House announced Kamala Harris’ husband, Douglas Emhoff, had gotten infected with COVID-19. Kamala herself spent the day with Joe Biden, which may have been the reason he called her the “First Lady”.
Joe Biden refers to Kamala Harris as The First Lady when announcing her husband, Doug Emhoff, tested positive for Covid:
"The First Lady's husband has tested positive for covid." pic.twitter.com/JgcUBH3azj
— TheBlaze (@theblaze) March 15, 2022
Biden was LOST today. He announced he had COVID. He confused his wife with Kamala. He confused HIMSELF with Kamala’s husband. Then he fumbled remembering the name of his UN Ambassador. All in under 15 minutes. This is BAD! He needs a COGNITIVE EXAM now!!
— Ronny Jackson (@RonnyJacksonTX) March 16, 2022
So I hear Biden is going to Europe !! Why ?? He doesn't even have a clue who the " First lady " is. Don't let Dementia Joe call any shots !! It will be Putin's fault, or Trumps fault!!😡😡😡😡
— Andy Ramsden (@AndyRamsden4) March 16, 2022
Emhoff’s Many Titles: Second Lady or First Gentleman
However, mixing up Kamala with his wife Jill wasn’t Sleepy Joe’s only gaffe in his Equal Pay Day remarks.
In fact, when he continued his remarks, Biden referred to Douglas Emhoff as the “Second Lady,” only to correct himself wrongly by calling Emhoff the “First Gentleman.”
By that point, Sleepy Joe was on fire. He continued by confusing the name of his own Ambassador to the United Nations; he called Linda Thomas-Greenfield “Linda Thomas-Greenhouse,” before correcting himself, this time correctly.
This is certainly not the first time he styled the US Ambassador to the UN “Greenhouse.” In another embarrassing episode in his remarks, Biden got mixed up about his own Energy Secretary, Jennifer Granholm.
He first presented her as a former governor of Michigan, which is correct, but he wasn’t sure about it; at this point, he said he was “wrong” and tried to think of which state it was.
Biden calls Linda Thomas-Greenfield — his UN ambassador — “Linda Thomas-Greenhouse" for the second time pic.twitter.com/JFe05VlQIJ
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) March 15, 2022
Biden seems to get confused about which state Energy Secretary Granholm was the governor of:
"She was the former Governor of the state of, uh…Michigan. Michigan, wrong. She was a former state…she was a governor."
Secretary Granholm was in fact governor of Michigan. pic.twitter.com/XgNJvFFvD4
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) March 15, 2022
In the span of 15 minutes, Biden confused:
-The First Lady
-The Second Lady (not a thing)
-The First Gentleman (also not a thing)
-His Energy Secretary
-His U.N. ambassadorhttps://t.co/Of4mGsWJ98
— Spencer Brown (@itsSpencerBrown) March 16, 2022
This is just SAD. Of course, someone had to interrupt and save him from himself 👇https://t.co/Al5i8vsEe9
— Bongino Report (@BonginoReport) March 15, 2022