February 21, 2024



Biden confuses French President Emmanuel Macron with ex-leader Mitterrand, who died in 1996

New York Post

By David Propper
Published Feb. 5, 2024, 11:29 p.m. ET

President Biden on Sunday appeared to mix up French President Emmanuel Macron with a former leader of the European country who’s been dead for nearly three decades.

During a campaign speech in Las Vegas, the 81-year-old president inaccurately recalled speaking to former French president Francois Mitterrand — who died in 1996 — during a 2021 meeting with world leaders.

“It was in the south of England. And I sat down and I said, ‘America is back,’ and Mitterrand from Germany, I mean from France, looked at me and said – said, ‘you know what — why — how long you back for?’” Biden said, referring to conversation at the G7 summit in which NATO heads discussed the Jan. 6, 2021 riot at the Capitol.

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