Biden, at G-7, says US, Russia can work together to help people of ‘Libya’ — meant to say ‘Syria,’
President Joe Biden fumbled during a press conference at the G-7 summit Sunday, mixing up “Libya” and “Syria” — not once, but three times — while discussing humanitarian aid to countries torn apart by civil war.
Biden’s aides later brushed off the apparent gaffe, saying that he had meant to say Syria when saying Libya. But the president was widely hounded on social media.
“I need the #Media to come in, #translate, and tell us wat #JoeBiden the #President is really saying here,” wrote one Twitter user.
“I guess when you’re bombing so many countries at once, it’s hard to keep up,” wrote Lebanese geopolitical commentator Sarah Abdallah.