'Selfishness' of American troops: Joe Biden called an 'embarrassment' for gaffe in Saudi speech

'Selfishness' of American troops: Joe Biden called an 'embarrassment' for gaffe in Saudi speech
Joe Biden used the word 'selfishness' instead of 'selflessness' while talking about American troops (@waja1waja/Twitter)

President Joe Biden is being trolled for misspeaking while delivering a speech on the final day of his trip to the Middle East. Biden used the word 'selfishness' instead of 'selflessness' while talking about American troops. This latest gaffe comes shortly after Biden stunned listeners in Israel as he spoke of the “honor of the Holocaust”, before correcting himself and saying, "horror of the Holocaust". 

“For the first time since 9/11, an American President is visiting this region without American troops being engaged in combat — in a combat mission in the region,” Biden said during a speech to the leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. “We’ll always honor the bravery and selfishness — selflessness of the — and sacrifices of the Americans who served, including my son, Major Beau Biden, who was stationed in Iraq for a year,” he added.


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The president is being trolled for being an 'embarrassment' after the video of his awkward moment went viral. "Mr Biden said “selfishness of American soldiers “. Time for him to speak very less . He is an embarrassment," one user wrote on Twitter, while another said, "Biden cannot complete reading a sentence off a teleprompter without embarrassing US."



"I cannot believe Biden actually said selfishness when referring to America troops. What will he say next to make them our our country look and feel worse. It must stop," one user said. "What an absolute disgrace," wrote another user. "Commander-in-Clown, Sleepy Joe, honors the "selfishness of American soldiers" in the Middle East. "At least, that's what Biden himself said during his speech at the summit in Saudi Arabia. The (p)resident confused the words selfishness and selflessness," another user said.




The First Lady Jill Biden is no stranger to gaffes either. She was recently trolled for mispronouncing “bodega” during a speech to a Hispanic advocacy group. During a speech in San Antonio, Texas, Jill pronounced "bodega" as “bow-get-taas”, a pronunciation that was closer to that of Colombian capital “Bogotá” than the standard pronunciation “bow-day-guh". In the speech, Jill praised the “bow-get-taas” of The Bronx. In the US, a bodega refers to a small neighborhood grocery. Now used by residents of all ethnicities, it originated with New York City’s Puerto Rican residents.


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In the same speech, Jill said exas Latinos are as "unique" as "breakfast tacos", prompting widespread criticism. “Raul [Yzaguirre] helped build this organization with the understanding that the diversity of this community — as distinct as the bodegas of the Bronx, as beautiful as the blossoms of Miami, and as unique as the breakfast tacos here in San Antonio — is your strength,” Jill said in a speech to the group UnidosUS. The First Lady later apologized for her remarks, through her spokesperson. 

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