Biden calls North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un president of South Korea in latest world leader blunder

President Biden referred to North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un because the president of South Korea on Friday in his latest gaffe involving world leaders. 

Biden, 81, was in the center of attacking his 2024 opponent, former President Donald Trump, over his shut relationship with the dictator when he made the blunder. 

“We’ll never forget his love letters for the South Korean President Kim Jong Un or his admiration for Putin — what a great leader Putin is,” the president said during remarks at a campaign reception in Portola Valley, Calif. 

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Biden was ripping Trump over his “love letters” to Kim when he made the blunder. KCNA VIA KNS/AFP through Getty Images

Biden’s mistake comes simply over a yr after he hosted South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol on the White House for a lavish state dinner. 

The pair additionally frolicked collectively final August throughout a summit at Camp David. 

Biden is not any stranger to gaffes involving the names of world leaders. 

In reality, Friday’s fake pas was not even his first involving the South Korean president.  

Biden stumbled over Yoon’s title in May of 2022 throughout a visit to South Korea, referring to him as “President Moon” in remarks after touring a Samsung micro-chip facility. 

Yoon’s predecessor is former President Moon Jae-in.

Just in the final yr, the commander in chief has additionally flubbed the names of present and former leaders of Mexico, Egypt, France, Germany and Ukraine. 

Last July, Biden referred to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky as “Vladimir” throughout a NATO summit in Lithuania, apparently complicated him with Russian leader and US and Ukrainian adversary Vladimir Putin. 

In February, Biden combined up Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador throughout a information convention the place he defended himself from accusations in former particular counsel Robert Hur’s that he had a “poor memory.”

“As you know, initially, the president of Mexico, Sisi, did not want to open up the gate to allow humanitarian material to get in [to Gaza],” Biden mentioned as he answered a query from a reporter in regards to the humanitarian scenario in the Gaza Strip. “I talked to him. I convinced him to open the gate.”

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Biden has recalled talking with long-dead overseas leaders in regards to the Jan. 6, 2021, riot on the Capitol in three current gaffes. REUTERS

That similar week – on three separate events – the president instructed an viewers that he mentioned the Jan. 6, 2021, riot on the US Capitol with European leaders who had been truly useless on the time.

He instructed Democratic donors in New York, at two totally different occasions, on Feb. 7 that he spoke in regards to the riot with former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, whose dying pre-dates the occasion by practically half a decade, when he apparently meant to say former German Chancellor Angela Merkel. 

“Helmut Kohl said, ‘Joe, what would you think if you picked up the phone and picked up the paper tomorrow and learned in the London Times, on the front page, that 1,000 people stormed the Parliament, broke down the doors of the House of Commons and killed 2 bobbies in the process … trying to stop the election of a prime minister?’” Biden mentioned at one of the fundraisers, switching it as much as “Helmut Kohl of Germany” through the telling of an almost similar anecdote on the different occasion.

Kohl died in 2017.

Biden stumbled by way of the identical story days earlier, on Feb. 4 in Las Vegas, with one of the one variations being that he recalled former French President Francois Mitterrand presenting him with the hypothetical.  

Mitterrand died in 1996. 

Biden apparently meant to say present French President Emmanuel Macron.

The surprising string of gaffes are amongst quite a few verbal blunders he’s dedicated since taking workplace, which have sparked issues over his psychological acuity as he seeks a second time period in the White House. 

Biden, the oldest president in American historical past, can be 86 on the finish of his second time period if re-elected in November. 

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