Biden Jumbles Women’s History Month Speech

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On Wednesday (March 22), both President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris made perplexing comments during their respective speeches, but it was only Biden’s speech that prompted the White House to offer a correction.

Biden and Harris made their remarks at an event commemorating Women’s History Month.

The President’s slip-up came as he touted his work on the Violence Against Women Act.

Biden acknowledged that the act “builds on other steps you’ve taken and we’ve taken,” such as the most “significant gun safety law in thirty years,” emphasizing that the steps assist in keeping “guns out of the hands of domestic political advisors.”

In the White House transcripts of Biden’s speech, his gaffe is rectified, with the transcript striking through “domestic political advisors” and replacing it with what Biden intended to say “[convicted domestic abusers].”

Earlier in Biden’s speech, he made another perplexing remark about First Lady Jill Biden putting “messages on my mirror, where I’m shaving, so I make sure I see them.”

He then revealed that “about a year ago,” the First Lady wrote a message that read, “Stop trying to make me love you.”

Biden has a long-established history of making gaffes and odd anecdotes. A recent example occurred in February, where Buren boasted during a speech that “more than half the women” on his team “are women.”

Harris also made her own peculiar remark during her speech at the event, saying that “during Women’s History Month… women who made history throughout history” are celebrated, describing the women who are honored as those “who saw what could be unburdened by what had been.”