The past several years have seen President Joe Biden make the news because of things he has said and done, but nothing to do with policy.

The 79-year old has a talent for making mistakes. 

Biden can make errors, mix ups, or digress during speeches and answering questions. 

One or two times, the Commander-in-Chief was even caught on camera tripping. This raises questions about his physical condition. has compiled many of Biden’s notable mis-speaks, foot-in-mouth moments and slips.


'I'm hopeful that we can find an accommodation where we can save the lives of people in — for example, in — in Libya,' the president said, mentioning the north African country for the third time instead of Syria, in the Middle East. Biden is pictured in Cornwall, United Kingdom on June 13

‘I’m hopeful that we can find an accommodation where we can save the lives of people in — for example, in — in Libya,’ the president said, mentioning the north African country for the third time instead of Syria, in the Middle East. Biden was photographed in Cornwall, United Kingdom, June 13, 2013.

The White House later brushed the confusion off, confirming that it was indeed, Syria, the country where Russia and the US have been involved in a decade-long civil war, which the president was referring to

The White House quickly clarified that the problem was Syria. It is where Russia and America have been fighting for a decade in civil war.

Biden misunderstood Syria as Libya, while discussing how to collaborate with Russia in a G7 conference held on June 13th.

Gaffe Machine, 78 years old, spoke out in support of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s economic aid to Libyans. This caused some confusion among the G7 press team at Cornwall, England’s summit.

‘I’m hopeful that we can find an accommodation where we can save the lives of people in — for example, in — in Libya,’ the president said, mentioning the north African country for the third time instead of Syria, which is in the Middle East.

Later on, the White House cleared up the confusion and confirmed that President Obama was actually referring specifically to Syria. Syria is where Russia, US, and other countries have been engaged in civil wars for over a decade.  


Over the years, President Joe Biden has made numerous gaffes and mix-ups and has even been caught falling. Pictured: Biden falling while walking up the stairs of Air Force One on March 19

Biden’s gaffes, mix-ups, and even falls over the years have been numerous. Pictured: Biden fell while trying to climb the stairs at Air Force One, March 19.

On March 19, he was caught tripping up the stairs as he boarded Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews

As he boarded Air Force One, Joint Base Andrews on March 19, he fell down the stairs.

Biden fell down stairs while boarding Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews, March 19. 

In the clip, Biden stumbles as he walks up the airstairs. Biden grabs the railing by his hand to balance but loses his feet two more times.

He falls to his knees during the third stumble. He manages to get up on the roof of the plane without slipping and gives an honorable salute before he disappears inside.

Karine Jean-Pierre, White House Deputy Press Secretary, later said to reporters that Biden was fine and that they were preparing for him to travel in Atlanta. 

It’s very windy out. It is very windy. “I almost fell as I walked up the stairs,” she stated.


Just one day earlier, during a press conference on March 18 (pictured), he referred to Vice President Kamala Harris as 'President Harris'

One day before, he called Vice President Kamala Harris ‘President Harris” during a press conference held on March 18. (pictured).

Biden had mistakenly called Kamala Harris, Vice President Kamala Harris, President Harris one day prior.

The gaffe was made during a March 18 press conference, during which he celebrated his administration’s closeness to achieving their 100 million COVID-19 vaccination doses within his first 100 days of office.

Biden stated that President Harris took him on a virtual tour through an Arizona vaccination center not too long ago. One of the nurses who was on that tour giving injections to people and administering vaccinations said each shot was like giving a dose hope.

Harris stood behind Biden while he continued his speech. However, Harris did not make any corrections.

Later that day, when the White House released the transcript of his speech, Harris’s proper title was inserted with brackets.


On March 9, while making a speech, Biden seemed to forget the name of Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin (above)

Biden, while giving a speech in March 2009, seemed to forget that Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin was also present (above).

Biden appeared to stumble with his speech from March 9 and lose the title of his speech Lloyd Austin, Secretary of Defense

Biden stated, “I would like to say thank you Sec-the former general-I keep calling him General.”

My – that guy over there. We want to thank Secretary, for everything he did to help us implement the ideas we have just discussed and for suggesting these women to be promoted.   

He made the slip despite having mentioned Austin in his speech just minutes before.


On Election Day, in November, Biden introduced a crowd to his granddaughter, but referred to her as his son

Biden presented a group to his granddaughter on Election Day in November. He referred to them as his son.

Biden misremembered the words of his speech during his election-day speech in Philadelphia. 

Biden told the crowd: ‘I want to introduce you to two of my granddaughters…this is my son, Beau Biden who a lot of you helped elect to the Senate in Delaware.’

Beau was Beau’s daughter and Natalie’s mother. The commander-in­chief wanted to introduce them to Natalie but he had more to do than just misinterpret the name. Finnegan Biden Hunter, Hunter’s sister, also got his arm wrapped around him.

He took a deep breath and corrected his posture as he wrapped his arm around Natalie’s shoulder.  

Beau Biden died after fighting glioblastoma for months. This is the most fatal type of brain tumor. 


In 2008, Biden told then-Missouri state senator Chuck Graham to stand up for the crowd at a rally, before realizing he was in a wheelchair

Biden, then-Missouri senator, told Chuck Graham in 2008 to support the rally crowd. He soon realized that he was disabled and was now in a wheelchair.

Biden did not make all his gaffes during the 2020s, or the 2010s. Some of these gaffes were actually made in the early aughts.

After Biden was named as former President Barack Obama’s running mate in September 2008, Biden attended a Missouri campaign rally.

That was where he called Chuck Graham, a former Missouri state senator who had died in December 2013. to defend the crowd.

“I believe Chuck Graham is the state senator.” Biden stated that Chuck should stand up and let the others see him.

Graham, who had muscular dystrophy, was suddenly in a wheel chair.

You are loved by God. This is what I’m talking about. You’re making everyone else rise up though, I will tell you.

According to the Columbia Tribune, Graham said he was never offended by the mistake.