Who is Kamala Harris's wife? Joe Biden gaffe spree continues, calls VP candidate's husband Doug Emhoff her 'wife'
Presidential hopeful Joe Biden mistakenly called Kamala Harris' husband Doug Emhoff "Kamala's wife" while giving an interview. Biden made the blunder while he was responding to a question regarding the effort that his campaign had been making during the final week before the upcoming November elections, according to a report by The Sun.
He shared, "Well, we put a major effort into Texas to begin with—eight days to go, uh, and, uh—the Lone Star State has a shot of becoming blue again." He continued, "You know, uh, we have 17 battleground states across the country and we’re not losing focus on securing, uh, uh, the many pathways to 270."
"But my wife Jill, as you know, and Doug Emhoff, uh, Kamala's wife, are there," he added. Harris is the Democratic vice presidential nominee for the 2020 election, running alongside Biden.
Joe Biden calls Sen. Kamala Harris’ husband, Doug Emhoff, “Kamala’s wife” pic.twitter.com/xUAwd4FySw— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) October 27, 2020
After Biden's mishap, Republicans shared the video online on the GOP War Room official YouTube channel. Many social media users reacted to Biden's mishap and dubbed him a "disaster".
One such user had written, "How does anyone make that mistake??!!!!!!!!!! This man is a disaster!!!!" Another commented, "It's one thing when your elderly next door neighbor slips up like this. It's another when it's the guy who wants to be the most powerful man on the planet." A user commented, "TOO OLD THE MIND IS GOING, what else can we say and how many more ways can we say it."
How does anyone make that mistake??!!!!!!!!!! This man is a disaster!!!!— techsteveo (@techsteveo) October 27, 2020
It's one thing when your elderly next door neighbor slips up like this. It's another when it's the guy who wants to be the most powerful man on the planet.— 🎃Trevor☕ (@BookstoreThor) October 27, 2020
TOO OLD THE MIND IS GOING, what else can we say and how many more ways can we say it.— SaraP (@SaraP76900688) October 27, 2020
Another user chimed in, "In the inevitable 'clean up on aisle 6', will Kamala's husband announce he is non-binary and asked Biden to refer to him that way on that particular day?" "This Man needs to be welcomed at some rest home. Not certainly the WH," shared another user who echoed the same sentiments.
In the inevitable ‘clean up on aisle 6’, will Kamala’s husband announce he is non-binary and asked Biden to refer to him that way on that particular day? 🤷🏻♀️— Dr. Life (@Judcarp) October 27, 2020
This Man needs to be welcomed at some rest home. Not certainly the WH— alessio 🇮🇹🇮🇹 (@acaitaliasati) October 27, 2020
This is the second mistake that Biden seems to have made this week, only days after he drew flak for apparently calling President Donald Trump "George" in a reference to George Bush. Biden had been speaking to supporters at a virtual concert on Sunday while he continued to shun large rallies over Covid-19 fears. While doing an interview with George Lopez, he had said that the democrat campaign was fighting against "four more years of George".
It then seemed like Biden's wife Jill appeared to quietly correct him under her breath and Biden then went back to saying "Trump". Trump, meanwhile, did not let the mistake slide and took to mocking him at a rally in Pennsylvania on Monday, October 26. Trump could be heard asking the crowd, "Did you see when he called me George? I don't know if I like George, What a mess. He called me George."
The president continued that he did not know whether he should be "insulted or happy about it" before saying that he was sort of insulted. He said that it's the "first time that's happened to me in a long time." Biden has also mistaken which of the ex-Irish prime minister's parents had passed away and had once asked a paraplegic senator to stand up for a round of applause, in some of his biggest blunders, according to a Free Press Journal report.