Joe Biden doesn’t know Prime Minister Boris Johnson (but knows he looks like Trump)
This really is getting unsettling. It’s not like we go out of our way to pick on every single one of Joe Biden’s gaffes, but he keeps making them, and they’re not minor. As Twitchy reported earlier, it appeared as though Biden had conflated three different war stories into one and even forgotten his old bosses’ name at one point.
Yes, Boris Johnson is still pretty new at the job of British prime minister, but The Washington Examiner is reporting that Biden either couldn’t recall his name during an address at Clinton College or just admitted that he’d never met the guy.
Joe Biden forgot the prime minister of the United Kingdom’s name after touting his foreign policy knowledge.
“I don’t know the new prime minister of England. He looks like Donald Trump, I know that,” the former vice president said at a town hall hosted by Clinton College. Biden made the comment while answering a question about his foreign policy platform. Biden claimed he was the only Democratic president candidate with relationships with foreign leaders.
Boris Johnson became prime minister on July 24, having previously been foreign secretary, and mayor of London for seven years, among other roles.
It’s hardly the first time Biden, former chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has confused the names of foreign leaders, particularly in Great Britain. At a May 4 fundraiser, Biden, 76, flubbed the name of then-British Prime Minister Theresa May, calling her by former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s name.
That’s not good.
c'mon, Sleepy Joe, even Trump knows this
— Kyle Smith (@rkylesmith) August 29, 2019
Oh no biggie, I guess. It wasn't like the guy was Mayor of London throughout Biden's time as VP or anything
— Andrea Somerville (@asomer) August 29, 2019
Leave the stage a winner Joe.
I can't watch.
— WEAREAMERICA (@WEAREMAGA) August 29, 2019
I seriously hope he's the D nominee. Election season will be the best comedy on TV.
— OneGearRider (@OneGearRider) August 29, 2019
The 2020 Presidential debates are gonna be very entertaining.
— Christopher DeMott (@CDemottjr) August 29, 2019
@JoeBiden started to say “Thatcher” until a staffer kicked him.
— John Kimball (@MoPolitiks) August 29, 2019
I’m petrified he could be the next potus.
— tom holmes (@tomholmes03) August 29, 2019
Gary Johnson's Aleppo gaffe was not as bad as the gaffes all Democrat and Republican presidential candidates make on a regular basis, and I will die on this hill.
— You Should Have Voted Gary (@colorblindk1d) August 29, 2019
We’re looking at a Warren/Abrams ticket.
— GoodDay (@BobsYourUncle30) August 29, 2019
The way the polls are going, that seems like a distinct possibility.
'Oh my gosh this is really bad': A lot of details in Joe Biden's war story just don't add up https://t.co/X1CrcceQaR
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 29, 2019