American politics today may be incredibly divisive, but one thing continues to affect Democrats and Republicans alike: gaffes. Left or right, liberal or conservative, no one is immune to these embarrassing errors.
As in recent years, President Biden had his share of gaffes in 2021, but he was far from the only one. Here is a look back at some of the year’s most memorable.
On several occasions, Biden has stated that he was not supposed to take questions from the press or would get in “trouble” with his staff for not obeying instructions.
Back in March, the White House raised eyebrows when it suddenly cut the feed of a virtual event after Biden said he was “happy to take questions” from Democratic lawmakers.
“I’d be happy to take questions if that’s what I’m supposed to do, Nance,” Biden told House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. “Whatever you want me to do.”
The feed ended seconds later…