Biden bizarrely says January 2021 was '15 months ago' – not 5 – in latest gaffe

Biden bizarrely says January 2021 was '15 months ago' – not 5 – in latest gaffe

June 4, 2021

JOE Biden has made yet another gaff as he today claimed January 2021 was 15 months ago – not five.

The president made his latest hiccup while giving remarks on the US’s  Covid-19 Response and Vaccination program.

He said: “Since January 20 — and we’re talking, now, about 15 months — the average daily cases are down from 184,000 to 19,000, below 20,000 for the first time since March of 2020. 

“Average hospitalizations are down from 117,000 to 21,000. Death rates are down over 85 percent.”

Biden did not seem to realise his mistake and continued on with his speech without correcting the blunder.

However, in the transcript of his speech posted on the White House's website it was amended to five years.

And it’s not the first time the president has been confused by the calendar – as on Monday, Biden also said the wrong date for the Capitol riot, saying it happened on January 9 instead of January 6.


It came just days after Biden was slammed for "creepy" comments about a young girl's appearance while speaking at a Virginia military base on Friday.

Meanwhile last month, Biden mistakenly called the South Korean President Moon Jae-in the "prime minister" just a day after he botched Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's job role.

And yesterday his repeated claim about Alzheimer's patients and hospital beds was branded as "nonsensical" by fact-checkers.

The president claimed in several speeches that US hospital beds will be overwhelmed by Americans suffering from Alzheimer's in two decades' time as he pushed for further research into the disease.

“You know, if we don’t do something about Alzheimer’s in America, every single, solitary hospital bed that exists in America … every single one will be occupied in the next 15 years with an Alzheimer’s patient," he said during remarks about the economy on May 27.

Just two months earlier, Biden had claimed that it would take 20 years for this to happen.

"If we don’t do something, for example about Alzheimer’s, every single bed in American hospitals today will be occupied by someone with Alzheimer’s within 20 years," he said during a tour of a cancer hospital on March 23.

Yet fact-checkers for The Washington Post have revealed that there is no basis for these claims or research that shows US hospitals will at any point be overwhelmed by Alzheimer's patients.

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