Biden Mixes Up Countries in Latest Gaffe [Video]
President Joe Biden declared that he had spoken to the leader of Switzerland to discuss joining NATO — before hastily correcting himself to say he had meant Sweden.
“Some of the American press will remember when I got a phone call from the leader of Finland saying could he come and see me,” Biden said during a press conference.
“Then he came the next day and said, ‘Will you support my joining — my country joining NATO?’ We got the telephone. He suggested we call the leader of Switzerland — Switzerland, my goodness, I’m getting really anxious here about expanding NATO — of Sweden.”
Biden’s latest gaffe came during a press conference in Madrid, Spain, following a two-day North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit at which Finland and Sweden were officially invited to join the military alliance.