Joe Biden Can’t Remember Who His Secretary Of Defense Is

Joe Biden Can’t Remember Who His Secretary Of Defense Is

President Joe Biden appeared to forget who his secretary of Defense is Monday during a White House event promoting two female generals on International Women’s Day.

“I want to thank the former general,” Biden began, “I keep calling him general, but my… the guy who runs that outfit over there.”

The guy who runs “that outfit over there,” otherwise known as the Pentagon, is Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, who was confirmed by the Senate in January.

“I want to make sure we thank the secretary for all he’s done to try to implement what we just talked about,” Biden said later. “And for recommending these two women for promotion.”

Biden, 78, was sworn in this year as the oldest president to ever take the Oval Office.

The president’s missteps have plagued him since jumping into the crowded campaign for the Democratic nomination in the spring of 2019. Biden was 76 years old at the time.

Last fall, the Democratic nominee’s slip-ups became frequent as Biden made more appearances on the campaign trail following a summer in which he remained largely in his Delaware home.

Follow Biden’s slip-ups here.

Tristan Justice is the western correspondent for The Federalist. Follow him on Twitter at @JusticeTristan or contact him at [email protected]
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