Confused Biden Offers Sympathy for ‘Tragic Events’ in Houston and Michigan
Democratic presidential candidate gets locations of shooting wrong
Former Vice President and 2020 hopeful Joe Biden got confused with the locations of the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, while offering sympathy at a high-dollar fundraiser in San Diego.
76-year-old Biden referred to the shooting as “the tragic events in Houston today and also in Michigan the day before," before realizing he'd mistaken the locations and correcting himself, the pool reports.
The Democratic presidential candidate confused Houston for El Paso and Michigan for Ohio while offering condolences.
Bidens fundraiser took place at the home of businessman Mark Arabo, an advocate of rights for persecuted Iraqi Christians.
At the fundraiser, there were around 75 attendees, who all received a three-course meal before listening to Biden.
But this was not the first time Biden got confused with names.
In May, Biden gave an embarrassing slip of the tongue during a speech, when he said that former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher called him "with concerns" about Donald Trump's presidency.
The only problem was the ex-UK leader left office in 1990 and passing away six years ago.
“Margaret Thatcher um, excuse me, Margaret Thatcher – Freudian slip,” Mr. Biden said to growing laughter from the audience.
“But I knew her too.”
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Speaking at the Fundraiser, Biden said, “You know what, the president’s words have meaning, no matter who he or she is. They are the face of America."
President Donald Trump vowed action against mass shootings before denouncing the two attacks in Ohio and Texas, saying, "hate has no place in our country."
As President Trump spoke out, top Democratic presidential candidates called on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to recall Congress from its recess to vote on initiatives to curb gun violence.
The recess is currently slated to last until the second week of September.
Speaking to reporters in Morristown, New Jersey, the president promised "we're going to take care" of the problem.