Harris Forced to Remind Biden about Deadly Miami Building Collapse - WATCH
Biden walked away from podium after rambling and forgot to mention Florida tragedy
After standing at the podium rambling for over an hour, Democrat Joe Biden attempted to leave a Thursday press conference without mentioning the deadly building collapse in Florida, forcing Kamala Harris to remind him about it.
Cameras captured the moment Harris had to nudge Biden to remind him to mention the Miami apartment building collapse that has left at least one dead and 99 people unaccounted for.
The nudge came at the end of Biden's White House press conference where he discussed the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill alongside VP Harris.
Biden wrapped up the conference and started to walk away, seemingly oblivious to questions from reporters about the tragedy.
He told reporters he had a helicopter to catch as they shouted questions regarding the Miami condo collapse at him.
It was then Harris approached Biden and appeared to whisper "Florida, yeah," under her breath before walking away, at which point Biden says "Oh yes! I apologize," and thanked Harris for the reminder.
Harris was referring to the 12-story Miami apartment building collapse that left one dead, ten injured, and 99 more missing, according to NBC News.
"I’ve spoken with, coincidentally, the mayor of Miami-Dade, who was in my office yesterday," Biden said as he fumbled for a comment.
"So, we are on top of it” he continued, referring to the Thursday collapse of a 12-story tower which trapped its residents underneath a heap of rubble.
"We are ready to move, from the federal resources, immediately."
There are currently hundreds of rescue crews continuing to scour through tons of rubble and desperate families wait for news of any survivors.
Horrifying surveillance footage captured the moment the building collapsed, sending a huge cloud of debris into the air
Officially, only one woman has been confirmed dead after the Champlain Towers South beachfront building collapsed at about 1.30 am on Thursday in Miami's Surfside neighborhood.
Authorities, however, have warned the death toll could climb sharply given there were 99 people still missing as of Thursday afternoon.
It is unclear whether any or all of them were inside the building at the time of the collapse.