According to Fox News, U.S. President Joe Biden, in one of his biggest slip-ups yet, just referred to former President Donald Trump as the “maybe future president.”
The incident was caught on camera, as well.
Take a look for yourself:
Biden refers to Donald Trump as “the former president and maybe future president”
— ALX 🇺🇸 (@alx) March 9, 2023
The “maybe future president”
The incident took place on Thursday during a speech that Biden gave at Union Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The 16-second video clip from the event, which is provided above, picks up in the middle of Biden’s speech.
“You may remember, I was running for office at the time,” Biden says in the clip. “But, you’ll maybe remember that I had a big fight with, uh, the former president, uh, and maybe future president.”
Biden finishes the remark by making the sign of the cross and saying, “Bless be Father.”
The crowd reacts with boos, and Biden responds, “anyway, no.”
What Biden was supposed to be talking about:
The purpose of Biden’s speech, according to the New York Post, was supposed to be to highlight the budget proposal that Biden and his administration just released for the 2024 Fiscal Year. You can read the entire 184-page proposal for yourself, here.
The budget, which Biden refers to as “a blue-collar blueprint to rebuild America in a fiscally responsible way that leaves no one behind,” comes in at a staggering $6.8 trillion.
The White House press release states:
The President’s Budget details a blueprint to build on this progress, deliver on the agenda he laid out in his State of the Union, and finish the job: continuing to grow the economy from the bottom up and middle out by investing in America, lowering costs for families, protecting and strengthening Medicare and Social Security, and reducing the deficit by nearly $3 trillion over the next decade by making the wealthy and big corporations pay their fair share and cutting wasteful spending on Big Pharma, Big Oil, and other special interests. No one earning less than $400,000 per year will pay a penny in new taxes.
The Post reports that Biden’s budget “includes key planks of his re-election campaign platform.”
That re-election campaign has yet to be launched. But, it is expected to be launched at some point, and, with the support that Trump is seeing in the polls, there is every possibility that 2024 could be a rematch between Biden and Trump.