During a weekend address to a crowd in Las Vegas, Joe Biden shared a story about his conversation with French President Francois Mitterrand back in 2021.
There’s just one tiny hitch with that tale. Mitterrand has been deceased since 1996.
Some media figures have floated the idea that Biden might have simply confused names. Do you think that’s the case?
As reported by FOX News:
Biden tells crowd he recently met with Mitterrand, former French president who died in 1996
President Biden told a crowd in Las Vegas on Sunday that he recently met with Francois Mitterrand, the French president who has been dead for nearly 30 years.
The comments came while Biden was warning of the dangers of a potential second Trump presidency, as he aimed to shore up enthusiasm ahead of Tuesday’s Democratic primary in Nevada.
Biden recounted a story he has told many times during his presidency, about a meeting he had with French President Emmanuel Macron during a G7 meeting in England, some months after Biden had taken over the White House.
“I sat down and I said, ‘America’s back,'” Biden recalled. “And Mitterrand from Germany – I mean from France – looked at me and said…”
Biden appeared to trail off before collecting his thoughts to finish the sentence: “Well, how long are you back for?”
The president continued, saying the “Chancellor of Germany” asked him how he – and by extension, the U.S. – would respond if, hypothetically, thousands of people stormed Britain’s House of Commons and killed two “bobbies,” or British police officers, to stop the election of a Prime Minister.
François Mitterrand was France’s president between 1981 and 1995. He died in 1996.
JOE SPIRALS: “Right after I was elected… I went to a G7 meeting […] Mitterrand from Germany, I mean from France, looked at me, and said, uh… suh said… You know… What? Why? How long you back for?”— The First (@TheFirstonTV) February 5, 2024
Francois Mitterrand died in 1996.pic.twitter.com/0KBknQCHNh
Biden is essentially claiming to see dead people once more. This is definitely not OK.
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