US President Joe Biden spoke at the annual White House turkey pardoning ceremony today, and his latest gaffe has gone viral.
Biden mistakenly referred to Britney Spears, when he actually meant Taylor Swift.
The turkey pardon ceremony coincidentally “fell” on Biden’s 81st birthday. The president petted two turkeys named Liberty and Belle, and mistakenly referred to Britney Spears when he actually meant to mention Taylor Swift, who is currently on an international tour.
– In order to get here, Liberty and Bell had to beat tough competition. They had to work hard, be patient and travel more than 1000 miles. You could say it’s even harder than getting a ticket to Britney’s tour. She’s down, now it’s hot in Brazil… – said Biden.
Taylor Swift performed in Brazil on Sunday night after postponing Saturday’s show due to the country’s extreme heat. Britney Spears is not currently on tour.
The White House has yet to respond to reporters’ inquiries about President Biden’s latest gaffe.
It is interesting that this slip happened exactly on Biden’s 81st birthday, and during the same speech he joked about his age, saying that “it’s not easy to turn 60”.
When it comes to the turkey pardoning ceremony, every year before Thanksgiving, the president of the United States “pardons” the turkey, saving the bird from becoming someone’s dinner and spending the rest of the day wandering around the farm doing whatever turkeys normally do.