US President Joe Biden made a big mistake, in a passionate call for supporting Ukraine against a Russian invasion, he mistakenly referred to Ukrainians as “Iranians.“
What Biden said: “Putin may circle Kyiv with tanks, but he’ll never gain the hearts and souls of the Iranian people.”
The slip-up immediately caused the word “Iranian” to trend on Twitter.
President Joe Biden delivers his first State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress at the Capitol, Tuesday, March 1, 2022, in Washington as Vice President Kamala Harris and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., look on him.
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) March 2, 2022
“Biden: “Putin will never gain the hearts and minds of the Iranian people!’ That’s a relief,” conservative columnist Ann Coulter tweeted.
Biden: “Putin will never gain the hearts and minds of the Iranian people!”
That’s a relief.
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) March 2, 2022
“Iranian people, Uranium people, Ukrainian people! You know…the thing!” Claremont Institute communication director Nick Short posted on Twitter.
— Rick Newman (@rickjnewman) March 2, 2022
The misstep risked drawing attention from his overall message of a united front for Ukraine and against Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Before the mix-up, Joe Biden drew bipartisan applause for supporting Ukraine and announcing that the U.S. would ban Russia from its airspace.
The fact that Joe Biden, as a child, struggled with a stutter. The U.S. President endured bullying until he worked to overcome the speech condition by reciting the words of Yeats and Emerson in the mirror.