First Lady Jill Biden joined her husband in his frequent faux pas on Monday when she called Vice President Kamala Harris “president” during her introduction of her husband’s running mate.
According to Breitbart News, the First Lady corrected herself shortly after stumbling over the introduction during her glowing recommendation of Harris to the audience at the White House Black History event.
“As many of you know, our vice president’s historic path to the White House began before she could even walk,” Jill Biden said, pointing to Harris’ family history of marching for civil rights when she was young.
“She is a partner to Joe, especially on issues like voting rights, and is proud to be the first but not the last,” she said, referring to Harris making history by being the first black woman as vice president.
“Ladies and gentlemen, the president…” She began before pausing to regroup and correct herself.
The crowd seemed to think it was humorous and laughed at Jill Biden before she said offhandedly, “I just said that to make you laugh.”
The First Lady then correctly introduced Harris, however, Harris did not speak to the issue directly when she took the stage a few moments later.
“Thank you, Dr. Biden,” she said before saying how nice it was to be at the White House “with our incredible President Joe Biden” and her own husband, the first “second gentleman” of the United States.
President Biden’s reaction to Dr. Jill Biden introducing VP Harris as “the President” and then, she saying “I just said that to make you laugh” 😂 I love them. I really love them! pic.twitter.com/wmSj3cX2Wv
— vee. (@lovingvp) February 28, 2022