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Biden says he’s ‘first black woman to serve with a black president’ in latest gaffe

President Joe Biden waits for the start of the Independence Day firework display over the National Mall from the balcony of the White House, Thursday, July 4, 2024, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) Joe Biden

The 81-year-old president made the slip up as he struggled to find the right phrasing while being interviewed Thursday on Philadelphia’s WURD black radio station as part of an Independence Day media blitz a week on from his train-wreck debate performance.

Biden appeared to trip up as he described having served as former President Barack Obama’s vice president and then choosing Kamala Harris as his own.

“By the way, I’m proud to be, as I said, the first vice president, first black woman, to serve with a black president,” he told host Andrea Lawful-Sanders.

Elsewhere in the interview, Biden had boasted about appointing the first black woman, Ketanji Brown Jackson, to the Supreme Court and also picking the first black woman to serve as veep.

The stumble, though, was just one of several slip-ups and mistakes Biden made during the interview — which was aimed at reassuring voters that his debate debacle was just a lone bad night.

At one point, he made the bizarre claim that he was the “first president that got elected statewide in the state of Delaware, when I was a kid.”

He also claimed he understood the black struggle for representation — because he didn’t think Catholics could be president before John F. Kennedy was elected more than six decades ago.

Biden made the reference as he was telling the host he knew what Jackson’s nomination to the Supreme Court meant to “a young girl who is in school and having trouble.”

“I looked at John Kennedy and said, ‘Well, he — John — he got elected. Why can’t I get elected?’” Biden said. “People need things to look up to.”

The slew of lapses comes as concerns continue to mount over the president’s age — especially in the wake of his disastrous debate face-off against former President Trump last week.

Still, Ammar Moussa, a spokesperson for Biden’s re-election campaign, quickly ripped the media for highlighting the president’s most recent stumbles.

“This is absurd,” Moussa tweeted.

“It was abundantly clear what the president meant. This would be considered a perfectly normal speech pattern for any other person in America, and has certainly been normal for Joe Biden for his entire career. What are we even doing anymore.”

“This is absurd,” Moussa tweeted.

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