Did Biden say Iranian people instead of Ukrainian in State of the Union address?
The President had a pretty resounding slip of the tongue while talking about his support for Ukraine over the ongoing Russian invasion.
"Putin will never gain the hearts and minds of the Iranian people."
President Joe Biden was in full flow during the State of the Union address in his support and defense of Ukraine in the face of the Russian invasion, but as he reached a climax where he intended to say Putin would never get the hearts and minds of the Ukrainian people... the country just came out wrong, shifting to Iranian.
The audience were clearly a little stunned, with a muted round of applause for what should have been a high point of the speech, a rousing end to a section of the address where Biden had been stirring in his defense of Ukraine, saying that tyranny would never defeat freedom and getting everyone on their feet in support of Ukraine to show they stand with the embattled country. The Ukrainian ambassador had been visibly moved at that.
But this was at the end of the day a gaffe, a slip of the tongue, from a man who has overcome a speech impediment to reach the highest office of the land. His message was clear: America stands with Ukraine. It would be better if people focused their attention on the plight of Ukrainians rather than an unfortunate error at an unfortunate time.