Biden opens his State of the Union with a blunder: President calls Chuck Schumer ‘minority leader’, fumbles Super Bowl joke in rocky start to speech
- Biden called Schumer a ‘minority leader’ in the Senate in the slow start of his speech
- He corrected himself and got back on track in an address dominated by heckling
- Trump jumped on the gaffe and said, ‘Big stumble on Schumer’
President Joe Biden got off to a rocky start in his State of the Union address on Tuesday night by starting with a goofy joke and gaffe.
Biden called Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer a “minority leader” – when he’s in the majority – after he stumbled upon first lady Jill heading to the Super Bowl next week.
“I may need a court order,” Biden joked to Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts. “She can go to the game…next week,” Biden continued, referring to Jill.
“I have to stay home,” Biden said with a laugh, “I have to work something here.”
“And congratulations to Chuck Schumer,” Biden said. “Another, uh you know, another term as Senate Minority Leader.”
President Joe Biden got off to a rocky start to his State of the Union address on Tuesday night starting with a failed joke and a gaffe
Biden then paused and corrected himself.
“You know, I think you, uh… except this time you have a slightly larger majority, sir.” You’re a majority leader, about a lot bigger? »
Schumer responded by raising a finger, indicating that Democrats had expanded their majority by one to 51 seats after the midterm elections.
The error was skipped over by former President Donald Trump who said: ‘Big tripping on Schumer’. He called him Minority Leader. I can not do that ! Every time he goes out of script, he makes a mistake. Hope it gets better!
In a game-by-game speech on his Truth Social app, Trump added that Biden struggles to get the words out, even though Fake News will credit him with one of the all-time great speeches.
“I really want to see him improve. Come on Joe, you can do it!
The rest of Biden’s speech was dominated by Republicans heckling him for claiming the GOP wanted to get rid of Medicare and Social Security.
Another Republican said “it’s your fault” when Biden condemned rising drug overdose deaths due to fentanyl flooding across the border.
He also declared war on the wealthiest Americans by calling for a minimum tax on billionaires, attacked oil executives and again called for a ban on assault weapons.
The president began his speech by telling Republican Chairman Kevin McCarthy that he “looks forward to working with him.”
He also said COVID “no longer dominates” American lives and waited nearly an hour to mention the Chinese spy balloon that flew over the United States.
Schumer responded by raising a finger, indicating that the Democrats had extended their majority by one to 51 seats after the midterm elections.
The rest of Biden’s speech was dominated by Republicans heckling him for claiming the GOP wanted to get rid of Medicare and Social Security