President-elect Joe Biden performed yet another speaking blunder when he referred to Vice President-elect Kamala Harris as “president-elect”
Biden, like usual, misspoke during his planned remarks regarding his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware and the coronavirus pandemic.
“I hope the president will clearly and unambiguously urge all Americans to take the vaccine once it’s available,” stated Biden. “I took it to instill public confidence in the vaccine. President-elect Harris took hers today for the same reason.”
Tuesday, vice-president-elect Kamala Harris received the Moderna vaccine of live television.
“Literally, this is about saving lives; it’s literally about saving lives,” Harris said of the vaccine. “I trust the scientists. And it is the scientists that created and approved this vaccine.”
Biden received the vaccine on December 21.
Biden’s blunder today wasn’t his first time his comments have brought up remarks about Harris assuming the presidency.
In August, Biden said he selected Harris as his running mate because she is “ready to lead on day one.”
“If @KamalaHarris and I are elected, we’re going to inherit multiple crises, a nation divided, and a world in disarray. “We won’t have a minute to waste,” Biden tweeted at the time. “That’s exactly why I picked her: She’s ready to lead on day one.”
In September, Harris referred to the “Harris administration” during a virtual meeting on the economy.
“A Harris administration, together with Joe Biden as the president of the United States,” she said before correcting herself.