President Joe Biden continues to shoot the confidence that any of us have in his cognitive abilities to function as a normal human being, not to mention his duties as the commander-in-chief, with yet another gaffe that goes a long way toward proving that his marbles might not all be in the same sack, if you catch the drift.
Biden’s latest slip up occurred this week when he called Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a person that was featured prominently in his list of potential vice presidential candidates, “Jennifer,” clearly forgetting what her name was.
“Thank you, Jennifer,” the president said to Whitmer after she thanked him for providing aid in the Senate passage of the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill.
Someone needs to seriously get this fellow tested before the next slip up launches us into World War III.
Biden, whose comments occurred during a virtual event hosted by the White House, may have been referencing Jennifer Granholm, Michigan’s first female governor who now serves as his energy secretary.
The name swap marks at least the second time Whitmer was called the name by a political figure. In 2018, Whitmer chided former state Attorney General Bill Schuette for calling her “Jennifer” while running against her on the campaign trail.
“Learn my name,” Whitmer stated at the time.
“This is really important,” Biden went on to say at the time. “Because we believe in speed and efficiency must be matched with fairness and equity. Now, when President Harris took a virtual tour of a vaccination center in Arizona not long ago, one of the nurses on that tour — injecting people, giving vaccinations, said that each shot was like administering a dose of hope.”
Why, just two months ago, in June, Biden said that coronavirus deaths are up, despite the month of June in the U.S. seeing a 20 percent dip in COVID cases and an additional 14 percent drop in COVID related deaths over the two-week period before his comments.