As Joe Biden racked up wins across the US states during Super Tuesday, he’d be forgiven for his head being a little all over the place.
Especially because, as Biden said at his rally in Los Angeles last night:
Just a few days ago, the press… had declared the campaign dead!
But to confuse your wife with your sister? That seems a bit... extreme.
While giving a speech, Biden's wife Jill was standing to his right, while his sister Valerie, on his left.
But he turned around to Jill and said:
By the way, this is my sister, Valerie!
As soon as her husband got her identity wrong, she waved her hand in disagreement and protested.
Biden, realising his mistake, immediately said:
Oh no! They switched on me. This is my wife and this is my sister.
The response on social media was a lot of secondhand embarrassment:
The gaffe came about after President Donald Trump slammed the former VP on Twitter for his history of mixing things up. (See: getting the number of people who have been killed by guns wildly wrong or claiming he's running for the senate.)
Using his long-running nickname for Biden, ‘Sleepy Joe’, Trump tweeted:
Let’s be honest though, it’s not like Donald Trump is without his own embarrassing moments.
Just yesterday, he asked if people could be protected from coronavirus by getting normal flu shots.