President Joe Biden calls himself 'vice-president' in latest title mixup
This isn’t the first time the president has referred to himself—or others— with the wrong job title
August 4, 2022 9:04pm
Updated: August 5, 2022 11:33am
In his latest job title mixup, President Joe Biden called himself the “vice president” on Thursday while talking about his inability to buy an electric Corvette.
“I’m not going to be able to do it because I can’t drive a vehicle while I’m vice president,” Biden said during a virtual meeting with General Motors CEO Mary Barra about the company’s plans to release a fully electric Corvette.
He quickly corrected himself by adding “while I’m president.”
President Joe Biden, who is in isolation after testing positive for Covid-19 again, complains about not being able to buy an electric Corvette:— Newsmax (@newsmax) August 4, 2022
“I can’t drive a vehicle while I’m Vice President…while I’m President." pic.twitter.com/r2Zv908qkF
This isn’t the first time the president has referred to himself—or others— with the wrong job title.
In May, Biden referred to himself as the country’s first U.S. Senator from Delaware, when he should have said the president.
“There have not been many of the senators from Delaware. It’s a small state. As a matter of fact, there has never been one. And so I want to take advantage of making sure I introduce [a fellow Delaware native],” Biden said at a White House event marking the end of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month.
The president has also referred to Kamala Harris as “President” at least four times, according to The New York Post.
Biden, who turns 80 this year, is the oldest-ever U.S. president. Many critics have criticized his age and questioned whether he is going through a mental decline, particularly when he mixes up his job titles.
Some, including Donald Trump and Representative Ronny Jackson (R-Texas) have called for the president to get tested for dementia.