Joe Biden’s ‘bears’: The times he has confused positions and names of leaders

US President Joe Biden recently confused their Egyptian counterparts, Abdel Fattah Said Hussein Jalil el Sisi, and from Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

In a press conference, Biden said that Mexico had a border with Gaza and that its president, Sisi, gave permission for the entry of humanitarian aid.

However, it is not the first time that the American president has this type of confusion between positions and names.

In accordance with Bloombergin 2021 it was the turn of Angela Merkel, from Germany, and the president of France, Emmanuel Macron, with their predecessors, but who have already died.

In Merkel’s case, He confused a conversation he had with her, but as if it had been with German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, who died in 2017.

While Macron was confused with his predecessor François Mitterrand, who held the position from 1981 to 1995 and died in 1996.

In 2022 others drew attention President Joe Biden’s ‘lapse’ when greeting ‘a ghost’ because he once finished a speech and seemed to extend his hand to someone invisible.

Another mistake he made that same year was saying that “the war in Iraq” is being lost, confusing it with the current conflict in Ukraine.

‘My memory is fine’: Joe Biden

Joe Biden stated on Thursday that his memory “is fine” after special prosecutor Robert Hur concluded hours earlier that the president intentionally withheld classified documents from his time as vice president, but decided not to file charges against him.

In the document issued by the prosecutor after the investigation, he assured that Biden showed a “significantly limited memory” during the interrogations carried out in 2023.

To which Biden responded in a impromptu press conference from the White House that his memory is in good condition, aware that the factor of his age (81 years) and his lapses in public could hinder his re-election in the November presidential elections.

“I mean well, and I’m an old man, and I know what the hell I’m doing,” the US president added.

*With information from EFE