Biden Says He’s ‘First Black Woman To Serve With Black President’ In Bizarre Gaffe


Another gaffe by President Joe Biden is keeping the wheels of his campaign off the tracks just hours before he conducts a major crisis interview to save his chances of a second term.

The slip-of-the-tongue was a seriously bizarre one and occurred while Biden was being interviewed on one of Philadelphia’s largest urban radio stations. During an extended soliloquy about his championing of Black causes, the verbally vexed Democrat stepped in it once again, calling himself the “first black woman to serve with a black president,” according to the New York Post.

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The statement appeared to be a messy amalgam of references to his time as vice president under President Obama and his selection of Kamala Harris to serve as his own VP. “By the way, I’m proud to be, as I said, the first vice president, first black woman, to serve with a black president,” he told host Andrea Lawful-Sanders.


Over the past week, President Biden has blitzed key battleground states like Pennsylvania where he trails former President Donald Trump by an average of 2.4%, according to FiveThirtyEight, granting extended interviews with local media as he seeks to shore up key Democratic voting blocs. National polls since last week’s disastrous debate have shown President Trump gaining ground — not just in traditional swing states but also those that have trended firmly blue in presidential elections, including Minnesota and New Hampshire.

Ammar Moussa, Biden’s “director of rapid response,” ripped a headline by the New York Times about the stumble. “This is absurd. It was abundantly clear what the president meant. This would be considered a perfectly normal speech pattern for any other person in America, and has certainly been normal for Joe Biden for his entire career,” he wrote on X.

Elsewhere in the interview, President Biden pandered to Black voters by highlighting a number of moves or initiatives he’s made or taken over the past three and a half years. He claimed to understand the struggle of Black Americans for representation, saying he felt similarly when President John F. Kennedy became the first Catholic to be elected to the office.

“I looked at John Kennedy and said, ‘Well, he — John — he got elected. Why can’t I get elected?’” Biden said. “People need things to look up to.”

The president also highlighted his selection of Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court, saying her nomination would one day inspire “a young girl who is in school and having trouble.”

The gaffe is another cudgel for Republicans to wield as they insist the Democratic president has lost steam since running a 2020 campaign that largely kept him confined to his “basement,” the GOP and President Trump mockingly claimed at the time. Biden’s penchant for misstatements may be unprecedented in the modern era: from referring to the Congressional Black Caucus as the “Hispanic Caucus,” to claiming his administration plans to build a railroad across the Pacific Ocean, the seemingly endless well of utterances has badly impacted Biden’s image of appearing fit to maintain his job.

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