President Joe Biden forgot the name of Michigan Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday, calling her Jennifer instead — sparking rumors once again that Biden may be experiencing cognitive decline.
“Thank you Jennifer for what you’ve done, and continue to do,” Biden said after Whitmer spoke. Some suggest he was likely referring to Michigan’s previous governor, Jennifer Granholm, according to Breitbart News.
The mistake adds to a growing list of Biden gaffes that have become widespread on social media. The Western Journal tweeted, “Not even the left can redeem these disturbing gaffes from Biden.”
Not even the left can redeem these disturbing gaffes from Joe Biden.https://t.co/EWms0it6uf
— The Western Journal (@WestJournalism) July 27, 2021
The “Huckabee” show also noted some of Biden’s top blunders from a CNN Town Hall meeting. The only other person on stage was CNN host Don Lemon.
Here are Biden’s most awkward gaffes at the CNN town hall. @GovMikeHuckabee gives his analysis on Biden’s performance.
— Huckabee (@HuckabeeOnTBN) July 27, 2021
Though some mistakes naturally occur among political leaders frequently in the spotlight, Biden’s gaffes have led some to question his cognitive health.
The latest reference to Whitmer as Jennifer is less concerning than some other recent gaffes, however. In another recent speech, Biden noted 350 million Americans had received the COVID vaccines, a number higher than the population of the country.