President Biden is being criticized online after he claimed that he met with Francois Mitterrand, the former president of France who passed away roughly 30 years ago.
Biden told an audience in Las Vegas on Sunday about a meeting he had with French President Emmanuel Macron during a G7 meeting in England after he had already assumed the presidency.
“I sat down and I said, ‘America’s back,’” Biden recalled. “And Mitterrand from Germany – I mean from France – looked at me and said…”
BIDEN TELLS CROWD HE RECENTLY MET WITH MITTERRAND, FORMER FRENCH PRESIDENT WHO DIED IN 1996
François Mitterrand was France’s president between 1981 and 1995. He died in 1996.
Biden appeared to trail off before collecting his thoughts to finish the sentence: “Well, how long are you back for?”
Biden was mocked for his flub online, with politicians and commentators asking what was wrong with the president.
“Was Biden the kid in The Sixth Sense?” Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas., jokingly asked, referencing the 1999 horror movie.
Show host Graham Allen said that Biden’s mistaken claim that he met with a dead French president recently was “not a healthy sign.”
Popular X account Libs of TikTok wrote that the clip was a sign of “elder abuse.”
“We’re stuck in a 1980s loop forever and I’m not even mad,” political commentator Peachy Keenan wrote.
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Biden’s comments came while he was warning of the dangers of a potential second Trump presidency ahead of Tuesday’s Democratic primary in Nevada.
The president continued, saying the “Chancellor of Germany” asked him how he – and by extension, the U.S. – would respond if, hypothetically, thousands of people stormed Britain’s House of Commons and killed two “bobbies,” or British police officers, to stop the election of a Prime Minister.
The Hill later flagged that the White House, which posted Biden’s comments online, released the speech with the name Mitterrand crossed out and replaced with Macron, the current president of France.
Biden has been known to make numerous gaffes, including during a recent speech in January where Biden appeared to make nearly unintelligible remarks about beer.
Partway through his remarks at a speech in Wisconsin, Biden appeared to mumble, “The beer brewed here, it is used to make the brew beered here.” While most of the sentence was unintelligible, he seemed to add, “Ooh, Earth Rider, thanks for the Great Lakes. I wonder why…”
The Biden campaign did not respond to a request for comment from Fox News Digital.
Fox News’ Bradford Betz and Gabriel Hays contributed to this report.
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