President Joe Biden, the gaffe machine that keeps on giving, continued to astound and amuse with his bloopers and blunders in 2023. From mixing up queens and presidents to wildly inaccurate number citing, Biden provided endless material for his critics and comedic relief for the rest of us.
One memorable moment came when Biden congratulated Queen Latifah on earning a prime-time “enemy.” Oops, he meant “Emmy,” but close enough, right? And who can forget his plea for “God to save the queen” during a speech on gun control? Talk about confusing royal allegiances.
Biden on Queen Latifah: "She's earned a Golden Globe and a Primetime Enemy! Enemy? That's me. Primetime Emmy." pic.twitter.com/dm9pRUDxi7
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But Biden wasn’t just mixing up celebrities and monarchs. On June 28, he declared that Russian President Vladimir Putin was losing the war in… Iraq. Oops, wrong country, Mr. President. And in a true display of financial prowess, he cited infrastructure spending totaling “over a billion, 300 million, trillion, 300 million dollars.” That’s a lot of zeros, Joe.
Not one to be consistently inaccurate, Biden also had a slip-up on the COVID-19 death toll, stating that “over 100 people” had perished from the virus. Um, try over 1.1 million, Mr. President. And let’s not forget his visit to Ireland, where he mistakenly praised a rugby player for “beating the hell out of the Black and Tans,” instead of the All Blacks. Yikes, that’s a historical blunder right there.
And who could overlook his attempt at a pop culture joke during the Thanksgiving turkey pardon, where he ended up mixing up Taylor Swift and Britney Spears? Maybe he was trying to give us a blast from the past, but it just came off as a senior moment.
But perhaps the most audacious of all was his claim that “We ended cancer as we know it.” That’s a bold statement, Mr. President, especially considering it’s not true. But hey, who needs facts when you’ve got confidence?
As we enter 2024, the anticipation for Biden’s next slip of the tongue is palpable. After all, who doesn’t love a good laugh at the expense of our commander in chief? Stay tuned for more classic Biden moments, folks. It’s bound to be a wild ride!