President Biden embarrassed himself at the G-7 summit when he tried to correct British Prime Minister Boris Johnson for not introducing “the president of South Africa” — even though Johnson already did so by name.
The blooper — one of several Biden made amid the series of meetings with world leaders — prompted laughter at his expense at the start of a roundtable discussion in Cornwall, England.
After mentioning how the visiting dignitaries had brought “some pretty spectacular weather with them,” Johnson introduced Indian President Narendra Modi, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and South Korean President Moon Jae-in.
At that point, Biden — seated between Johnson and French President Emmanuel Macron — interjected.
Boris Johnson insists to Joe Biden that he already introduced the president of South Africa to a G7 meeting.
“And the president of South Africa,” Biden, 78, said while pointing across the table!
Apparently taken aback, Johnson said, “And, and, and the president of South Africa…as I said early on.”.