Monday (October 17), President Joe Biden faced yet more backlash for his latest blunder in a string of embarrassing gaffes after he spelled out the word “dot” in a URL.
Biden made the error while revealing how people could report fraud in his student debt handout plan.
Announcing a portal those earning less than $125,000 a year could use to access $10,000 in handouts, Biden revealed the web address in response to criticism regarding the initiative.
But while giving out the Federal Trade Commission’s website to report fraud, Biden stumbled on the first period in the URL.
“If you get any questionable calls, please tell us by going to report fraud … report fraud, D-O-T, F-T-C, dot Gov,” the President stated, referring to the URL reportfraud.ftc.gov.
Almost immediately, users on social media mocked Biden for the gaffe.
In a tweet that included a clip of the embarrassing gaffe, Tim Young, a Washington Times columnist, tweeted, “Biden is so gone that he will literally read ANY WORDS they put on the teleprompter in front of him. ‘reportfraud D-O-T F-T-C dot gov.'”
Tommy Pigott, RNC Research rapid response director, pointed to Biden’s confusion in the clip, writing, “Can’t make this up. They put the word ‘dot’ in the teleprompter and he literally got so confused he spelt it out instead of just saying ‘dot.'”
“Joe Biden spelled out D-O-T that’s the . in an [web] address today. He really is Ron Burgandy,” Clay Travis, radio host and lawyer, tweeted.