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White House press secretary slips up, calls Biden 'President Obama'

Posted on AllSides February 23rd, 2023
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White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre slipped up during a Thursday press briefing, accidentally referring to President Biden as "President Obama."

Jean-Pierre's slip of the tongue came as she was making announcements at the top of the briefing, causing a wave of laughter and surprise among the press corps.

"So today, as you all saw just an hour or so ago, President Obama announced that—Pardon me, President Biden!" Jean-Pierre said as reporters shouted surprise. "Whoa! Ahem, that is news. I know, we're going back not forwards. We've gotta go forwards."

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