President Joe Biden is known for frequently making verbal errors. Maybe his latest gaffe was really just a little bit of the truth.
Biden just accidentally slipped up and called Vice President Kamala Harris “President Harris” earlier this week, according to Fox News. This is not the first time Biden has called her that or made a major mistake in public.
“When President Harris and I took a virtual tour of a vaccination site in Arizona not long ago, one of the nurses on that tour injecting people, giving vaccinations, said that each shot, was like administering a dose of hope,” Biden said. He seemed to realize something he was saying wasn’t quite right but didn’t correct his error.
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) March 18, 2021
The president was giving a speech Thursday about the COVID-19 vaccination. To date, 65% of Americans aged 65 and over have had at least one dose of the inoculation. However, Biden has yet to give a press conference and is typically only on-script in his public appearances.
Many speculate that his reluctance to have a press conference is due to his cognitive issues. More than half of those surveyed are concerned by it, with around 50% worried that he’s mentally unfit for office, according to a Rasmussen survey of likely voters.
Both Biden and Harris have hinted at her presidency in the past, providing fodder for those on the right already convinced Biden was mentally declining and simply a placeholder until Harris can reasonably take over. The vice president talked about a “Harris administration” and Biden has made several embarrassing gaffes, including referring to Sen. Corey Booker (D-NJ) whom he was debating as the “president, the future president” in July 2019.
Earlier this month, Biden seemed to forget the name of Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin. “And I want to thank the sec — the, the, ah former general. I keep calling him general, but my, my — the guy who runs that outfit over there,” he fumbled.
Biden is clearly struggling, and it seems both of them are comfortable with Harris taking over the presidency. For those on the right, however, the prospect of a radical like Harris in office is more chilling than a senile Biden.