Joe Biden gaffe sees US President forget which century it is

Joe Biden gaffe sees US President forget which century it is

WATCH NOW:Joe Biden says he is in the 20th century in latest gaffe

Holly Bishop

By Holly Bishop

Published: 11/04/2024

- 11:41

Updated: 11/04/2024

- 12:07

The President had been responding to a question about Arizona's abortion ban when he mispoke

Joe Biden was caught making another public blunder when he told voters in Arizona to “elect me, I am in the 20th century”.

The President, 81, had been speaking at a joint press conference in the White House Rose Garden with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, when he misspoke.

A reporter had asked Biden about the Arizona Supreme Court’s ruling on abortion, which has pronounced that a law stemming from 1864 which bans abortion from the moment of conception remains in effect.

“Elect me,” Biden replied when asked for his reaction.

US President Joe Biden speaks during the Official Arrival Ceremony at the White House in Washington

Joe Biden forgot what century it is in his latest gaffe


“I’m in the 20, 20th century,” said the president while making an appeal to the people of Arizona.

He went on to quickly correct himself, adding “21st century, not back then. They weren’t even a state”.

Biden, who frequently misspeaks and makes blunders in public, has referred to himself as a “gaffe machine”.

Last week, the President struggled to get his own name right during a speech at the White House to mark Greek Independence Day.


President Joe Biden shake hands with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida following a joint press conference

The blunder came at the end of a conference between Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida


The 81-year-old prompted laughter after stumbling over his own words while discussing Barack Obama’s stint in the White House.

Obama, who selected Biden as his running-mate, was referred to by the 46th President as “O’Biden”.

During the annual Easter Egg roll at the White House South Lawn, mistakenly called the “oyster bunnies” up to the stage instead of the “Easter bunnies”.

Following his remarks, Biden met with children and their families to take photos and help them roll their eggs.

Joe Biden

Joe Biden hosted the annual Easter Egg Roll event at The White House last week, where he made yet another gaffe


But following the annual event, the topic “Oyster Bunnies” soon trended on social media.

Congressman Wesley Hunt wrote online: "The only President who can hide his own eggs wants YOU to say hello to the Oyster Bunnies.”

Concerns about Biden’s age continue to threaten his re-election campaign.

A recent opinion poll found that only 38 per cent of likely 2024 voters believe Biden will be alive at the end of another four-year term.

Questions about Biden’s age and competency also appear to have boosted Donald Trump’s chances of returning to the White House.

RealClearPolitics has given Trump an average lead of around 2.5 per cent.

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