Biden calls his second in command ‘President Harris’
“When President Harris and I took…” said Biden, before pausing for a moment, “a virtual tour of a vaccination site in Arizona not long ago, one of the nurses of that tour injecting people, giving vax with every injection, it was like giving a dose of hope. ”
At the same time, the president announced that the administration will meet its goal of 100 million vaccines administered in 100 days on Friday, the 58th day of the new administration. At this point, Biden said, 65% of people aged 65 and over have received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine.
The president has made such blunders before. In December, he incorrectly referred to Harris as “president-elect,” also during a speech on Covid-19 vaccines. “I took it to instill public confidence in the vaccine. President-elect Harris took his today for the same reason,” Biden said.
The comments sparked speculation about the right’s cognitive decline, following a campaign in which Biden repeatedly appeared mute.
Harris, too, has in the past called herself Commander-in-Chief. “A Harris administration, with Joe Biden as president of the United States,” she said during a virtual roundtable in September.
“The Biden-Harris administration will provide access to $ 100 billion in low-interest loans and investments from minority business owners,” she continued.
During a Democratic debate in July 2019, Biden called his opponent, Senator Corey Booker, DN.J., the president.
While criticizing Booker’s criminal justice plan, he said: “The point is that the bills that the president, excuse me, the future president, that the senator is talking about, are bills that have been passed. years ago and overwhelmingly they have been. “
Booker joked, “First of all, I’m grateful he has already approved my presidency.”