President Joe Biden made a bizarre gaffe on Tuesday regarding the Michigan lieutenant governor While introducing Governor. Gretchen Whitmer and her deputy.
After introducing Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Joe Biden thanks the lieutenant governor, who “covers her in every way, both in terms of physically, and mentally, and every other way.” 🧐 pic.twitter.com/B4HEr4uGQz— Jake Schneider (@jacobkschneider) October 5, 2021
On Tuesday, the president visited the International Union of Operating Engineers 324 training facility at Howell to try and gain support for his $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill. He also visited his larger Build Back better agenda which includes a proposed $3.5 billion reconciliation package. Whitmer was praised for being “one of America’s best governors” and he made a bizarre comment about Lt. Governor. Garlin Gilchrist.
“And her lieutenant governor who covers her in every way, both in terms of physically, and mentally, and every other way,” Biden stated.
Biden is known for making mistakes in speeches and verbal miscues. Last month, it was reported that some White House staffers even tried to turn off his public appearances to avoid confusion and embarrassment.
Biden’s speech took place outside, where a few chairs were used. Around 40 people attended. Democratic U.S. Reps. Andy Levin, Debbie Dingell, and Dan Kildee, both of Flint Township, were also present, sitting in the front row, to the Detroit News.
Biden’s visit coincides with his agenda being stalled last Wednesday after centrist Democrats refused to budge in on their stated disagreement regarding the $3.5 trillion packages. Sen. Joe Manchin has said that the price is far higher than his $1.5 trillion price range.
Large crowds of supporters of former President Donald Trump gathered outside the site where he was speaking. Some were carrying flags and signs that said “Trump won”, referring to the presidential election last year.
Here in Howell, outside the union hall where President Joe Biden will deliver remarks in a few hours.— Dave Boucher (@Dave_Boucher1) October 5, 2021
Several hundred protesters with at times profane messages pic.twitter.com/YTpX0mrND6