It’s no secret that President-elect Joe Biden is one of the most reliable gaffe machines in the history of American politics.
According to Breitbart, during a recent COVID-19 update he provided to the press in Wilmington, Delaware, Biden seemingly momentarily forgot that he was declared the winner of the 2020 election, as he referred to Vice President-elect Kamala Harris as “President-elect Harris.”
“I hope the president will clearly and unambiguously urge all Americans to take the vaccine once it’s available,” Biden said. “I took it to instill public confidence in the vaccine. President-elect Harris took hers today for the same reason.”
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— Joel Fischer (@JFNYC1) December 29, 2020
Biden’s flub came after Harris, who originally proclaimed that she wouldn’t dare take a COVID-19 vaccine under President Donald Trump’s watch, was administered the first dose of the vaccine on live television. She made clear that it was only because of the “scientists” that she agreed to take the vaccine.
“Literally, this is about saving lives; it’s literally about saving lives,” Harris said after she received her dose. “I trust the scientists. And it is the scientists that created and approved this vaccine.”
Biden’s gaffe referring to Harris as the president isn’t the first time it’s happened. Earlier this year, Biden made headlines after referencing the incoming “Harris administration,” which immediately fed conspiracy theories that claim Biden is only a temporary puppet who will soon be removed from office and replaced with Harris as president.
According to the New York Post, the 78-year-old president-elect has taken serious flak over the course of his 2020 presidential campaign, with many suggesting that a sharp, cognitive decline is responsible for the numerous gaffes and flubs he has made and continues to make in front of the cameras.
Though he’ll probably be a disaster for America for the next several years, at least there’s a solid chance that he’ll provide a never-ending supply of chuckle-inducing gaffes during his time in the White House.