While delivering remarks at the White House East Room on Thursday over the state of coronavirus vaccinations, which are made possible because of Operation Warp Speed under the Trump administration, Joe Biden incorrectly referred to Vice President Kamala Harris as “President Harris” without correcting himself.
Biden claimed, “The hardest hit and suffered the most, especially Black, Latino, Native American, and rural communities” regarding COVID-19. “This is really important, because we believe in speed and efficiency must be matched with fairness and equity”.
“Now, when President Harris and I took a virtual tour of a vaccination center in Arizona not long ago, one of the nurses on that, on that tour– injecting people, giving vaccinations, said that each shot was like administering a dose of hope,” Joe Biden said in part.
He’s still doing it.
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) March 18, 2021
This is at least the second time the 78-year-old Joe Biden has mistakenly referred to his vice president as the commander in chief. Biden called Harris the “president-elect” before he assumed the Oval Office in December.
“I hope the president will clearly and unambiguously urge all Americans to take the vaccine once it’s available,” Biden said at the time. “I took it to instill public confidence in the vaccine. President-elect Harris took hers today for the same reason.”
While speaking in Tampa, Florida in September, then-Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden appeared to suggest that his running mate was at the top of the Democratic presidential ticket by saying that a “Harris-Biden administration is going to relaunch that effort…”, when discussing a jobs program for veterans. Continued Below
Some users on Twitter responded to Joe Biden’s apparent gaffe after he referred to Kamala Harris as “President Harris”. We leave you with a few of those reactions:
Did sleepy Joe Biden just call vice president Harris president Harris?
— TheLeoTerrell (@TheLeoTerrell) March 18, 2021
Joe Biden continues to try and take credit for Operation Warp Speed.
Biden and Harris spent months telling people “don’t trust” vaccine development under Trump, but now they want to rewrite history.
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) March 18, 2021
Joe Biden just called Kamala Harris “President Harris”.
Not necessarily breaking news for those who pay attention.
— CJ Pearson (@thecjpearson) March 18, 2021
Joe Biden just called Kamala Harris “President Harris” again.
He really is clueless.
— RD (@real_defender) March 18, 2021
Joe Biden called Kamala “President Harris” again on Live TV.
I say, Joe Biden is a total freaking embarrassment to this country.
— Mark Lutchman 🇺🇸 (@marklutchman) March 18, 2021
Thank you President Trump! https://t.co/f3TlYAz2RM
— Jason Miller (@JasonMillerinDC) March 18, 2021
Another dark address from Biden.
Joe Biden makes me feel the same way that Jimmy Carter did…depressed.
And once again he referred to VP Harris as “President Harris”.
What the actual f*ck is going on here??
— Kip Herriage (@KHerriage) March 18, 2021
— Byron Donalds (@ByronDonalds) March 18, 2021
No legitimate president, in a million years, would ever refer to his VP as “president,” and that’s why Biden just called Kamala “President Harris.”
— First Words (@unscriptedmike) March 18, 2021
Joe Biden is already calling Kamala Harris “President Harris,” …only a matter of time now.
— Thought Criminal (@Craftmastah) March 18, 2021
— Nick Short 🇺🇸 (@PoliticalShort) March 18, 2021