White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on Thursday referred to Barack Obama as the president.
Was this a Freudian slip?
Or, is Obama pulling the strings behind the scenes at the White House?
“Today, as you all saw just an hour or so ago President Obama announced that,” she said.
“Pardon me, President Biden.”
“Woah, that is news!” she exclaimed.
KJP called Joe Biden as President Obama. pic.twitter.com/lEgAoxa5ko
— Becker News (@NewsBecker) February 23, 2023
Twitter users responded to KJP’s comments:
KJP finally tells the truth. 🤡🌎😂
— william woodall (@woodiablo) February 23, 2023
Probably one of the only times she's spoken truth from that podium…
— Laura Ellis (@LauraEl58009819) February 23, 2023
that ladies & gentlemen is a Freudian slip https://t.co/wRb4IaGejK
— Chantel (@chvntelv) February 24, 2023
President who? Oh the guy that sits behind the scenes and soon will go down for Treason! Obama is corrupt! https://t.co/QyfCrkSuXf
— Debate! (@STFU20227) February 23, 2023
Whoopsie-said quiet part out loud https://t.co/SZVYGXS75D
— 🌶 🇺🇸TrixGo 🌶🇺🇸🌶 (@TrixGo1) February 23, 2023
Fox News reported:
She then went on to announce “President Biden’s” nominee to lead the World Bank.
The slip-up comes as rumors continue to swirl regarding Biden’s plans for 2024. While the White House insists he “intends to run,” many Democrats have expressed skepticism due to his age. Many expected Biden to make an announcement in the wake of his State of the Union speech earlier this month, but nothing ever came.
Obama has stood up for Biden’s mental health in the past, however, blasting his own former White House physician when he criticized Biden’s performance.
Biden admitted in October that questions about his age are “totally legitimate.”
“I think it’s a legitimate thing to be concerned about anyone’s age, including mine. That’s totally legitimate. But I think the best way to make the judgment is to, you know, watch me. Am I slowing up? Am I — don’t have the same pace?” the president said in an interview with MSNBC at the time.
KJP isn’t the only individual to make the “mistake” of calling Obama the president.
Biden himself said he was Obama’s Vice President last year.
“My name is Joe Biden. I’m Barack Obama’s Vice President,” Biden said.
Watch the flashback:
Biden: "My name is Joe Biden. I'm Barack Obama's Vice President." pic.twitter.com/DmH9dkpcv7
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) April 5, 2022
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