(RepublicanView.org) – President Joe Biden seemed to confused France’s current president, Emmanuel Macron, with a former French leader, Francois Mitterrand, who died nearly 30 years ago.
Biden recounted a conversation he believed took place between him and Mitterrand during a meeting among global leaders in 2021. The gaffe came while Biden was speaking at a campaign event in Las Vegas, NV. He also initially mistook Mitterrand for the president of Germany.
He was referring to a G7 summit that occurred in 2021. Several NATO-aligned heads of state gathered to discuss the event at the US Capitol building on January 6, 2021.
Mitterrand was elected to two presidential terms in France. He served from 1981 to 1995. He died at the age of 79 on January 8, 1996.
Emmanuel Macron, the current president of France, has been in power since 2017. He was in attendance at the summit and met with Biden while there. They discussed the 2020 health emergency, international tax plans, and the Paris Agreement, among other issues.
Biden’s presidency has been plagued by a series of gaffes. He recently forgot the name of Hamas, the Islamic terrorist group that attacked Israel in October 2023. The group’s actions have been at the forefront of several significant international military operations that have since occurred.
Before that, he compared the massive wildfires that devastated Maui in Hawaii in August 2023 to a kitchen fire that occurred in his home several years prior. He also said that it nearly claimed his wife and Corvette.
Following the blunder concerning the leaders of France, Biden also made a similar slip-up on February 7 in which he appeared to mix up former German Chancellor Angela Merkel with former German chancellor Helmut Kohl, who passed away in 2017.
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