(FreedomWire.org) – Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre tripped up her words Thursday during a briefing, apparently forgetting that Joe Biden is president. Instead, she referred to the Commander in Chief as “President Obama.” Was it wishful thinking on her part—a Freudian slip?
Jean-Pierre’s slip came as she announced that the president had nominated former MasterCard CEO Ajay Banga to lead the World Bank.
“So today, as you all saw just an hour or so ago, President Obama announced that — um, pardon me, President Biden!” Kean-Pierre quickly corrected herself amid gasps and laughter from the White House press corps.
“Whoa! Ahem, that is news,” she said. “I know, I know. We’re going back, not forwards. We got to go forward.”
Jean-Pierre, is a longtime adviser to Biden dating back to his time as Obama’s vice president.
Many people think Obama and his team have been running things behind the scenes anyway, so perhaps that’s what caused the gaffe.
Or maybe it was just wishful thinking on KJP’s part? I’m betting she’d rather be working for Obama than playing clean-up on Aisle Biden every day for a living. Whatever you think about Barack, he was a smooth-talker who rarely garbled the language the way Joe does each and every day.
Plus, he would actually take questions and even give in-person briefings, taking some of the heat off the press secretary.
Jean-Pierre is not alone, Biden himself is also famously known for flubs. He has repeatedly called Vice President Kamala Harris the president , including as recently as last month.
The president was making remarks on immigration at the White House in January when he singled out Harris.
“President Harris led this effort — led this effort to make things better in the countries from which they are leaving,” Biden said.
The commander-in-chief made similar blunders in October, calling Harris a “great president,” and last January, when he referred to his second-in-command as “President Harris.”
The flubs date back to December 2020, shortly after the Biden-Harris ticket won the presidential election when Biden called his running mate “President-elect Harris.”
Biden himself doesn’t sound like he believes he’s in charge.