'Gotta be way higher than that': Joe Biden trolled over making 148 verbal gaffes so far this year

'Gotta be way higher than that': Joe Biden trolled over making 148 verbal gaffes so far this year
Joe Biden's verbal acuity has come under scrutiny, with reports revealing a staggering 148 gaffes and verbal stumbles this year (Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC: President Joe Biden's verbal acuity has come under scrutiny, with reports revealing a staggering 148 gaffes and verbal stumbles in public comments within the first four months of this year alone.

The revelations shed light on a pattern of slip-ups that have necessitated swift corrections from White House staff, as detailed in a comprehensive analysis reviewed by the Daily Caller.

Navigating verbal landmines

According to White House records, Biden, 81, stumbled over his words in a multitude of settings, ranging from formal speeches to casual remarks, tallying at least 118 instances of linguistic miscues.

The corrections issued by his aides were not mere grammatical adjustments; rather, they often aimed to align the president's statements with official policy stances or to even rectify factual inaccuracies.

One notable incident occurred during a speech at the North America’s Building Trades Unions National Legislative Conference, where Biden, relying on his teleprompter, inadvertently read out loud a cue for his re-election bid. “Folks, imagine what we can do next,” he told the audience. “Four more years. Pause.”

Initially, the White House transcript omitted the word "pause," marking it as "inaudible" before subsequently rectifying the omission.


In addition to linguistic fumbles, Biden has also been prone to misidentifying individuals and groups, including leaders of foreign nations such as France, Egypt, and Mexico, on at least 20 occasions.

Notably, corrections were made to acknowledge the significance of historic appointments, such as the nomination of Ketanji Brown Jackson as the first Black female Supreme Court justice.

“And look at what these autocrats are doing to limit freedom in their countries.  They’re limiting freedom of speech, freedom of press, freedom to assemble, women’s rights, LGB[T]Q rights, people are going to jail, so much more,” a January 5 transcript reads, updating the acronym to reference transgender people.

“I kept my promise to appoint the first Black [woman] Supreme Court justice,” a campaign reception transcript from February 22 reads, later corrected to reflect his choice of Ketanji Brown Jackson. It's worth noting that two black men, Thurgood Marshall and Clarence Thomas, have previously been appointed to the SCOTUS.

Moreover, the president's numerical inaccuracies have not gone unnoticed, with instances of falsely inflated statistics regarding executive spending and COVID-19 vaccination efforts.

For instance, during a campaign speech on January 30, Biden erroneously claimed that 720 million Americans had received the COVID vaccine, a figure exceeding the total population of the United States which is approximately 335 million.

“We vaccinated the vast bulk of America. We got through that pandemic with less than 200 million — with less than 2 million people being vaccinated when I came to office. Today, 720 [270] million Americans have gotten COVID vaccine,” the speech transcript reads. 


Even during formal addresses such as the State of the Union, Biden's verbal missteps have warranted revisions, including mispronunciations of names and inadvertent endorsements of "threats to democracy," later corrected to "threats to democracy must be defeated."

One particularly egregious error occurred when Biden mispronounced the name of Laken Riley, a Georgia nursing student tragically killed by an individual who entered the US illegally during his presidency. Despite corrections, the incident underscored the gravity of linguistic inaccuracies, especially in moments of national address.

Interestingly, comparisons drawn between Biden's transcripts and those of his predecessor, Donald Trump, reveal a notable disparity in the frequency and significance of revisions. While Trump's speeches did undergo edits for minor mispronunciations, they lacked the substantial alterations necessitated https://news.meaww.com/joe-bidens-worst-gaffes-of-all-time-from-awkward-mid-speech-moments-to-bizarre-mix-ups​.

Outside the realm of policy and official rhetoric, Biden's verbal blunders have occasionally veered into personal anecdotes, such as the recent suggestion that his uncle was eaten by "cannibals" during World War II.

“He got shot down in an area where there were a lot of cannibals in New Guinea at the time,” Biden told the press of his mother’s brother, Army Air Corps aviator Ambrose Finnegan, earlier this month. “They never recovered his body.”


Records from the United States military indicated that the aircraft crashed into the Pacific Ocean on May 14, 1944. Sadly, Ambrose Finnegan was not recovered from the wreckage. Subsequently, the Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea criticized the President for his inaccurate statement, the New York Post reported.

Social media reactions

Social media was inundated with reactions after it emerged that Biden had already made 148 verbal mistakes so far this year.

"Na that’s usually in one speech," one quipped on X.

"More than that!!" another exclaimed.

"It’s gotta be way higher than that," someone else agreed.

"Everything he's done has been a mistake too!" a comment read.

"It’s even a mistake that he’s the president whoops," another offered.










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