Inadvertently, President Joe Biden incorrectly called Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer(D-NY), as “minority leader” during Tuesday’s State of the Union address.
Biden opened his speech by thanking prominent lawmakers in Congress and saying that he looks forward to working together with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, (R-CA). Biden also felicitated the House Democrats leader, Rep. Hakeem Jefries (D–NY), and Sen. He referred to the Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-KY as “the” “longest serving Senate Leader in history.”
Biden mistakenly called Schumer the Senate’s minority leader.
“Congratulations to Chuck Schumer. Another, uh you know, another term as Senate Minority Leader. You know, I think you, this time you have a slightly bigger majority, Mr. Leader. You’re a majority leader,”He spoke as he was stumbling through the moment.
Prepared remarks provided by the White House indicate that Biden had to make these statements. “And congratulations to Chuck Schumer for another term as Senate Majority Leader, this time with an even bigger majority.”
“Big stumble on Schume,”Donald Trump has been live-reacting on Truth Social to Trump’s speech. “He called him Minority Leader. Can’t do that! Each time he’s going off script, he’s making a mistake. Hopefully he will improve!”
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