Possibly the last of Joe Biden’s gazillion blunder of 2020. Come on, man!
Joe Biden on Tuesday raised some eyebrows when he gave his running mate, Kamala Harris a massive promotion by referring to her as “President-elect.”
“I hope that the President will clearly and unambiguously urge all Americans to take the vaccine once it’s available,” Biden said in his remarks where he attacked President Trump for the vaccine rollout.
“I took it to instill public confidence in the vaccine. President-elect Harris took hers today for the same reason,” he added. “And when the president’s doctors recommend it President Trump should take it and it’s still the same degree of confidence.”
Earlier Harris and husband Doug Emhoff both received their first coronavirus vaccine shot live on camera in another public vaccination designed to ease concerns about the wonder drug’s safety.
“I want to encourage everyone to get the vaccine,” Harris said at United Medical Center in Washington, DC, after getting the shot of the Moderna version of the drug. “It is relatively painless, it happens really quickly, it is safe.”
“Literally, this is about saving lives. It’s literally about saving lives. I trust the scientists and it is the scientists who created and approved this vaccine so I urge everyone, when it is your turn, get vaccinated,” she added.
Biden has a long history of gaffes that have been used against him that he might be experiencing cognitive decline since leaving the White House in 2016. During the 2020 campaign trail, Biden’s flub-prone speech had both critics and supporters believe the Democratic candidate would be a one-term president as Harris would take over the reins.
Biden had an embarrassing stumble when he claimed he had he assembled the “most extensive and inclusive voter fraud organization” in US history.
“We’re in a situation where we have put together, and you guys did it for President Obama’s administration before this, we have put together, I think, the most extensive and inclusive voter fraud organization in the history of American politics,” Biden said during an interview with Pod Save America in late October.
On the campaign trail, Biden said Harris, would be ready to lead “from day one,” while Harris referred to the incoming White House team as the “Harris administration” while discussing economic plans during a roundtable.
“A Harris administration,” Harris said in September, before quickly correcting her slip, “together with Joe Biden as the president of the United States.”
Several days later, Biden also accidentally referred to his presidential ticket as the “Harris-Biden” campaign.
It’s become an awkward running joke, with the pair repeatedly making the Freudian slip.
President Trump has gone as far as questioning the 78-year-old’s mental capacity even claiming the former vice president has “dementia.”
Conservatives have called Harris a “socialist Trojan horse,” claiming that she will push an ultra-progressive agenda and make Biden her puppet.