US President Joe Biden mistakenly called his Vice Kamala Harris, the President. He made the blunder while addressing an audience at the White House.
‘I’m not being facetious, but President Harris led this effort to make things better,’ Biden said.
The moment occurred on Thursday as the two leaders addressed reporters from the White House about new policies the Biden administration is pursuing at the US-Mexico border, where Ms Harris finds herself criticised by Republicans for not visiting in person as she heads up the White House’s efforts to address surging numbers of migrants.
‘President Harris led this effort,’ Mr Biden says in a clip that was widely shared by right-leaning accounts, including one affiliated with the Republican National Committee.
‘[She] led this effort to make things better in the countries from which they [migrants] are leaving,’ Mr Biden continued, not catching his mistake.
Meanwhile, this is not the first or even the second time Biden has mistakenly called Vice President Kamala Harris ‘President Harris’.
Last March, he also made another gaffe when he referred to Kamala Harris as ‘First Lady’.