Joe Biden made his first gaffe as the President when he misspoke about the number of deaths due to the covid pandemic.
During the most important speech of his life, the 77-year-old President-elect misspoke over the number of coronavirus deaths in the United States. He was quoted saying, “I hope it can provide some comfort and solace to the more than 230-million-thousand families who have lost a loved one to this terrible virus this year.”
Awkward. Biden says "230 million thousand Americans" have lost a loved one to the coronavirus. pic.twitter.com/6Q3m7CXrYG
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The Democrat candidate has been known to make verbal blunders in the past and while campaigning, he even called himself a “gaffe machine at one point. However, he maintained that these occasions are innocuous mistakes and that it should not carry much weight.
Dr. Ronny Jackson, the former White House that served from 2013 to 2018 had previously made a statement about his mental capacity stating that “Mr. Biden is not up to the job”
Jackson was also quoted saying “I’ve watched Joe Biden on the campaign trail and I’m concerned that he does not have the mental capacity, the cognitive ability, to serve as our commander-in-chief. He routinely gets lost in the middle of a thought and can’t recalibrate,”
These repeated gaffes by Joe Biden compounded the case against his fitness to be the president of American.
On some occasions, he also mistook questions from reporters and this includes that time when he was asked whether Judge Amy Coney Barret’s faith should be “considered” when she is confirmed to the Supreme Court.
Biden rejected the idea, however, he didn’t express himself as clearly as he could have. He answered this with, “You may remember, I got in trouble when we were running against the senator who was a Mormon, the governor, OK? And I took him on,” apparently referring to former Massachusetts governor, Utah Mitt Romney. He also said, “No one’s faith should be questioned.”
Biden addressed the nation and thanked his supporters
In his speech, he addressed the nation saying that the American people had delivered a clear victory. Moreover, in his 15-minute speech, Biden also called the people to come together after the election. He made an appeal to supporters of Trump while offering a message of hope and sympathy to people who suffered from the pandemic and its effect on the economy.
In addition to this he also thanked his supporters, particularly African American voters who gave huge support for him in his nomination. Among the poeple with whom he thanked was his campaign staff.
After he gave his remarks, the entire Biden family joined him on stage, including his son, Hunter Biden with his wife Melissa and their new baby. The Biden grandchildren were also present in the said event. This was then followed by confetti and fireworks while the music “Bring Me a Higher Love” played in the background.
Hunter Biden’s presence on the event caused surprise to people as the businessman have not been seen in public for a long time after he has been lying low due to the frenzy of speculations about his business dealings.
He has been deliberately avoiding the spotlight throughout the campaign of his fathere and the last time he was seen was in June with his wife, while they were taking their son on a hike surrounding the hills in Los Angeles where they currently live.
Despite all the allegations and controversy that surrounded his son, Joe Biden had always been defending hunter and avoided questions relating to the issues that came up about his son. He was only infuriated about the stream of stories that came up which implicates his son in this dubious deals.