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Another gaffe: Biden botches reference to America’s founding documents

During an interview with MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace, President Joe Biden made an error by referencing part of the Declaration of Independence while mistakenly suggesting that he was referring to the Constitution.

This mistake adds to a series of errors made by the Democratic politician, who has openly acknowledged being prone to gaffes. Recently, Biden has mistakenly mentioned “Iraq” instead of “Ukraine” on multiple occasions. In fact, a White House transcript from earlier this week had to correct his reference by striking through “Iraq” and adding “Ukraine” in brackets.

At the conclusion of the interview with Wallace, Biden was seen leaving the set before the show went to a commercial break. As the oldest president in U.S. history, Biden is currently seeking re-election. If he secures the Democratic presidential nomination and wins the 2024 general election, he would be 86 years old at the end of his second term.

In the Democratic presidential primary, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Marianne Williamson are also running. On the Republican side, former President Donald Trump is leading the pack of contenders, setting the stage for a potential rematch between Biden and Trump in 2024.

While some liberals advocate for expanding the U.S. Supreme Court by adding seats to the current nine-member panel, Biden expressed his belief to Wallace that initiating such a process could permanently politicize the institution in an unhealthy manner.

Furthermore, Biden and other Democrats expressed disagreement on Thursday with a Supreme Court decision that ruled against allowing colleges to consider the race of applicants in their admissions decisions.

Jake Massey
Jake Massey
Journalist at the Medialinker Group


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