Biden Confuses European Leaders, Swaps Kohl and Merkel

President Joe Biden once again mixed up European leaders, twice conflating former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl with Angela Merkel while speaking to donors at fundraisers Wednesday in New York.

Mistake comes days after confusing France’s Macron, Mitterrand

Biden, 81, battling concerns over his age in reelection bid

In each case, Biden’s mistake occurred while he told a well-worn story about his first Group of Seven summit after taking office in 2021.

On Wednesday, Biden erred again - but this time confusing Merkel for Kohl, who died four years before the 2021 summit.

Bloomberg 8 February 2024

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2024-02-08/biden-again-confuses-european-leaders-swapping-kohl-and-merkel


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