We’ve all seen Democratic President Joe Biden’s proneness to gaffes, mistakes, and blunders. For this reason, you’d think his staff would do all they could to limit his time spent on air, in front of a camera, or on a microphone. And to be sure, I’m positive that they do.
But it seems at every turn, Biden just can’t help but embarrass himself. This time he mispronounced a woman’s name not just once but six times in a row, and all right in front of her.
It took place on Monday when Biden addressed a small White House crowd to honor the Council of Chief State School Officers’ 2023 Teachers of the Year.
Hosting the event were Biden, first lady Jill Biden, and US Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona.
As part of his speech pointed out members of Congress, who were also in the audience, who had been teachers before their time in office. The first to mention was Democratic Representative Jahana Hayes from Connecticut. Hayes had even won the “Teacher of the Year” award back in 2016.
Naturally, Biden tried to point her out while speaking about her. He just couldn’t seem to get her name right, though, as in he couldn’t pronounce it.
As most of you can tell, just by its spelling, Jahana is pronounced Juh-han-uh. However, that’s not at all what Biden said. And no, he didn’t revert to the more Americanized version of Joanna.
Instead, he called her “Jonah,” as in the man from the Bible who got swallowed by a whale and spit out again.
“Thank you for the members of Congress here today, including two outstanding education congresswomen, Jonah… and by the way, Jonah Hayes is, Jonah where are you? There you are, Jonah, Right in front of me. Stand up, Jonah. Jonah happens to be a teacher, happens to be the 2016 national teacher of the year.”
Now, no one should be surprised that Biden is making gaffes again. But this is just ridiculous, right?
No wonder some 70 percent of Americans don’t want to see him in office for another four years.