Biden Blunders, 3 Gaffes In 3 Minutes

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks during a media conference at a NATO summit in Brussels, Monday, June 14, 2021. U.S. President Joe Biden is taking part in his first NATO summit, where the 30-nation alliance hopes to reaffirm its unity and discuss increasingly tense relations with China and Russia, as the organization pulls its troops out after 18 years in Afghanistan. (Olivier Hoslet, Pool via AP)

At a glance

  • Biden, who turns 80 on Nov. 20, arrived in Egypt after a series of gaffes on the White House lawn as he departed for the trip late Thursday.
  • Asked by a reporter whether he was hopeful the Russia-Ukraine war would end soon, the president mixed up “Russia” and “Ukraine,” “Colombia” and “Cambodia” and said incorrectly that he was visiting “Cairo” in Egypt rather than Sharm el-Sheikh, about 300 miles away.
  • “I don’t think the conflict will be resolved with Russia and Ukraine until Ukraine gets out of — until Putin gets out of Ukraine,” Biden said on the lawn.
  • “Anyway, you guys, I’m heading down to — first of all, going to Cairo for the environmental effort, then heading over to Colombia and then — I mean, Cambodia. I was thinking — I’m thinking the Western Hemisphere.”

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