Joe Biden thanks Colombia instead of Cambodia in latest EMBARRASSING gaffe

Mr Biden attempted to thank the Prime Minister of Cambodia Hun Sen for hosting the ASEAN summit but instead said Colombia, a South American nation

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Joe Biden has thanked Colombia instead of Cambodia in the US President’s latest embarrassing gaffe.

Mr Biden was speaking at the association of Southeast Asian Nations summit over the weekend.

In his opening remarks, Mr Biden attempted to thank the Prime Minister of Cambodia Hun Sen for hosting the summit, but instead said Colombia, a South American nation.

The US President said: "It was an honour to host at the White House in May, and now that we are back together in Cambodia.

Joe Biden
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Mr Biden at the ASEAN summit in Cambodia
Mr Biden at the ASEAN summit in Cambodia

"I look forward to building even stronger progress than we've already made. I want to thank the prime minister for Colombia's leadership as ASEAN chair.”

It comes just days after Mr Biden faced criticism for his Cop27 speech as he struggled to utter the words given to him by his teleprompter.

The US President took to the stage in Egypt pledging to "turbocharge" the clean energy economy.

His point, however, will have been lost on many as he struggled to articulate his words in front of other world leaders.

People have taken to Twitter to make their opinions known about the US President, who is believed to be drawing up plans with advisors about a run for a second term, ahead of the 2024 election.

GB News' Darren Grimes said: "This is painful to watch. There is no way in hell this man is running again."

Another Twitter user commented: "He shouldn't run again in 2024. He can barely walk now, and even when he does it's in the wrong direction."