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President Joe Biden appeared to forget the name of Martin Luther King Jr.’s daughter-in-law while singing “Happy Birthday” to her on Monday while speaking at a left-wing event.
The incident happened as the 80-year-old president addressed the National Action Network, which is run by Al Sharpton, Martin Luther King III, and his wife.
“Martin the Third, we celebrate a legacy of your beloved father and mother. They worked for the beloved community. But congratulations today to the honorees including your wife, who I understand it’s her birthday today?” Biden said of 49-year-old Arndrea Waters King.
“Well look, my wife has a rule in our family, when it’s someone’s birthday, you sing ‘Happy Birthday,’” Biden continued. “You ready?”
“Happy Birthday to you,” Biden began. “Happy Birthday to you.”
“Happy Birthday dear [inaudible],” Biden concluded. “Happy Birthday to you.”
Priceless: Joe Biden forgets the name of the person he is singing Happy Birthday to. pic.twitter.com/Cx4ta8zhz3
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During the same event, Biden called Republicans “fiscally demented.”
The remarks were made in reference to House Republicans pulling additional funding that Democrats passed for beefing up the IRS.
“They’re going to talk about big spending Democrats again,” Biden said, adding, “There’s gonna be hundreds of billions reduced over the next decade, but so what? These guys are the fiscally — well, they’re fiscally demented, I think. They don’t quite get it.”
“You know, all these new IRS agents we have is because they fired a lot of them and a lot are retiring. And guess what? Who needs serious agents to know what they’re doing or not doing? The billionaires, the multi-multi-millionaires,” Biden said. “And according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, this one bill alone will add $114 billion to the deficit.”
Biden also had a message for gun owners during his speech, calling for limitations on the number of rounds of ammunition in firearm magazines.
“Ban the number of bullets that go in a magazine. There’s no, no need for any of that. I love my right-wing friends who talk about ‘the tree of liberty is watered with the blood of patriots,’” Biden said. “If you need to worry about taking on the federal government, you need some F-15s. You don’t need any AR-15. I’m serious. Think about it.”