The American president, Joe Biden, visibly angry, said in a national address Thursday that he has no memory problems, after a special prosecutor's report described him as “a well-intentioned old man with a bad memory.” However, he made a new mistake: confused the president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, with that of Egypt, Abdelfatah al Sisi.
“I'm well-intentioned, I'm an old man and I know what I'm doing.. “I am president and I will put this country back on its feet,” said Biden, who will seek re-election in the general elections in November.
“my memory is good“He emphasized. In addition, he was upset that the report mentions that he forgot the day of his son Beau's death. “How the hell dare he?”he declared from the diplomatic reception room of the White House.
However, At the end of the speech he made a slip that contrasted with his previous statements. The thing is that he confused the Mexican president with the Egyptian president. “As you know, initially the president of Mexico, Sisi, did not want to open the entrance to bring humanitarian support (to the Gaza Strip). I spoke with him, I convinced him,” he said, without realizing his mistake.
Third confusion in just a few days and a long list of embarrassing mistakes
Far from being an isolated episode, Joe Biden has been involved in several confusions recently, especially in recent days. Without going any further, on Wednesday night, he confused former German Chancellor Angela Merkel with her predecessor Helmut Kohl, who died in 2017.
Recounting the same anecdote about the G7 in Cornwall, where the storming of the Capitol was being discussed, the 81-year-old president recalled — speaking at a fundraiser in New York on Wednesday — that “after having declared that the United States has turned, the German Helmut Kohl turned to me and said: 'President, what would you do if tomorrow you opened the Times and read that 1,000 people broke into parliament?'”
The president of the United States reconstructed a talk he had with his French counterpart in 2021, confusing him with François Mitterrand, who governed the French country from 1981 to 1995.
Earlier, on Sunday, he referred to a alleged conversation he had in 2021 with former French president François Mitterrand, who died in 1996. Specifically, he confused him with Emmanuel Macron.
The 81-year-old president of the United States has made a series of embarrassing mistakes in public.
In July 2023, he accidentally said that “more than 100″ Americans had died from Covid-19. The White House later corrected this figure to “More than a million”.
In June, He confused the war in Ukraine with that in Iraq and said Russian President Vladimir Putin was “losing the war in Iraq.”
With information from AFP and EFE.