Biden keeps making mistakes.
On Thursday (June 30), during a news conference at the NATO summit in Madrid, Spain, President Joe Biden committed the latest in a string of verbal gaffes.
This time addressing reporters Biden mistakenly called Sweden Switzerland — a neutral country — when announcing the former’s entry into NATO.
Describing a conversation he had with Findland’s “leader” about the Nordic country joining NATO, Biden said the two hopped on a phone call to the “leader of Switzerland.”
Biden then repeated “Switzerland” before recognizing his gaffe and making the correction.
“My goodness. I’m getting really anxious about expanding NATO — of Sweden,” Biden said.
Biden’s public appearances have been under immense scrutiny since he assumed his role, given that at 79, he’s the oldest person to have taken up the Oval Office.
Biden’s inability to go off script was also noted on Thursday when he called on four reporters from a prepared list during a question and answer session, before quickly wrapping up the session and leaving many reporters in the lurch.
But the President’s gaffes have been under the microscope since he held up a note card last week that gave him detailed step-by-step instructions on what to do at a White House meeting with industry leaders.
The note card, Biden mistakenly held up, included instructions like: “YOU enter the Roosevelt Room and say hello to participants” and “YOU depart.”
However, throughout the notecard the term “you” was always capitalized, seemingly making it easier for Biden to identify who should be following these instructions.