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Biden Misspeaks: Calls Himself ‘First Black Woman’ in Latest Interview

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During an interview on Philadelphia’s WURD radio station, U.S. President Joe Biden misspoke, accidentally describing himself as a black woman. This mistake has led to more calls for the 81-year-old leader to reconsider running for re-election.

Biden seemed to mix up his identity with Vice President Kamala Harris. “By the way, I’m proud to be, as I said, the first vice president, first black woman… to serve with a black president. I am proud to be involved with the first black woman on the Supreme Court. There’s so much that we can do because look… we’re the United States of America,” he said.

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It looked like Biden was trying to talk about Harris’s role as the first black female vice president. Biden himself was vice president under Barack Obama, the first black president, which may have caused his confusion. He also mentioned Ketanji Brown Jackson, the first black female Supreme Court justice, who he appointed in 2022.

This slip-up happened as Biden spoke to a group of Democratic governors at the White House. He admitted he needs more sleep and fewer work hours, joking about avoiding events after 8 pm and managing his job only from 10 am to 4 pm, as reported by The New York Times.

At the same meeting, Biden answered a question about his health from Hawaii Governor Josh Green by saying, “My health is fine, the problem is just my brain.” This joke wasn’t recognized by at least one state leader in the room.

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