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Biden refers to Kamala Harris as ‘first lady’ in latest gaffe

President Biden committed another gaffe Tuesday – referring to Vice President Kamala Harris as “the first lady.”

Biden made the mix-up while noting Harris wasn’t with him at an event because her husband, second gentleman Doug Emhoff, tested positive for COVID-19 earlier in the day.

President Joe Biden strangely referred to Vice President Kamala Harris as “the first lady.”
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First Lady Jill Biden speaks during the Equal Pay Day event to celebrate Womens History Month in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, March 15, 2022.
First lady Jill Biden shrugged off her husband’s gaffe.
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“There’s been a little change in arrangement of who is on the stage because of the first lady’s husband contracting COVID,” Biden said, according to a video of the snafu posted to Twitter.

Somebody off to Biden’s side then appears to correct the president – eliciting laughter from those in attendance.

The White House revealed Emhoff’s positive test just before 6 p.m. Harris, who spent the day with Biden before the announcement, tested negative.

Vice President Kamala Harris
Vice President Kamala Harris has reportedly tested negative after her husband Doug Emhoff caught the virus.
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President Joe Biden and first lady Jill commemorated Equal Pay Day for women at the White House on March 15, 2022.
President Joe Biden and first lady Jill commemorated Equal Pay Day for women at the White House on March 15, 2022.
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Emhoff is the latest high-profile Democrat to contract the virus. Former President Barack Obama, 60, disclosed Sunday that he tested positive.



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