White House Updates Official Website to List 'Biden-Harris Administration'
'Biden Administration' dropped from government website and social media channels
The White House has scrapped the "Biden Administration" from its official website and social media channels, replacing it instead with the "Biden-Harris Administration."
The controversial move is a break with tradition and appears to have been one of several changes seemingly intended to elevate Kamala Harris’s position within Joe Biden’s administration.
On the White House’s main Twitter page, the bio reads:
"Welcome to the Biden-Harris White House!"
Neither of the previous two administrations listed both the president and vice president on their main website or social media channels.
Biden has flubbed more than once in referring to his VP as "President Harris."
Earlier this month he misspoke in a speech offering updates on vaccination progress in the U.S. and referring to his vice president as "President Harris."
"When President Harris and I took …" Biden said, before momentarily pausing, "a virtual tour of a vaccination site in Arizona not long ago, one of the nurses on that tour injecting people, giving vax each shot, was like administering a dose of hope."
The president has made such gaffes before.
In December he mistakenly referred to Harris as "president-elect," also during a speech on Covid-19 vaccines.
"I took it to instill public confidence in the vaccine. President-elect Harris took hers today for the same reason," Biden said.
The comments ignited speculation of cognitive decline from the right, following a campaign where Biden repeatedly appeared tongue-tied.
Harris, too, once accidentally dubbed herself commander in chief.
"A Harris administration, together with Joe Biden as the president of the United States," she said at a virtual roundtable in September.
As Neon Nettle reported earlier this month, Republican Rep Matt Gaetz (R-FL) said he believes that Biden is preparing a transition of power to Harris.
The survey found that 50 percent of Americans are not confident that “Joe Biden is physically and mentally up to the job of being president of the United States.”
In response, Gaetz asserted that "it is reasonable to ask if the transition to Harris has already begun.”
“We’ll see Kamala Harris running for election [in 2024] as the incumbent,” Gaetz added.