Biden appears to confuse Emmanuel Macron with French leader Francois Mitterrand who died in 1996

Joe Biden appeared to confuse current French President Emmanuel Macron with his predecessor Francois Mitterrand, who died in 1996, during a speech on Monday.

The president, speaking to hospitality workers in Las Vegas ahead of Tuesday’s Nevada primary, told an anecdote about attending the G7 summit in England in June 2021.

“It was in the south of England and I sat down and I said, ‘America is back,'” Biden recalled.

“And Mitterrand from Germany, I mean from France, looked at me and said, ‘You know, how long have you been back?'”

Continuing his rant, Biden said then-German Chancellor Angela Merkel asked him how he would feel if he heard about the storming of parliament in Britain. Biden said it was a new way to look at the January 6 riots with fresh eyes.

During a speech on Monday, Joe Biden confused the current French President Emmanuel Macron with his predecessor Francois Mitterrand, who died in 1996.

During a speech on Monday, Joe Biden confused the current French President Emmanuel Macron with his predecessor Francois Mitterrand, who died in 1996.

While recounting an anecdote from the G7 summit in June 2021, Biden confused French President Francois Mitterrand (pictured), who died in 1996, with the current French president

While recounting an anecdote from the G7 summit in June 2021, Biden confused French President Francois Mitterrand (pictured), who died in 1996, with the current French president

Biden knows the current president of France, Emmanuel Macron (pictured), well.  He is the youngest president in French history and the youngest French head of state since Napoleon

Biden knows the current president of France, Emmanuel Macron (pictured), well. He is the youngest president in French history and the youngest French head of state since Napoleon

‘I never thought about it from that perspective. What would we say if this happened in another democracy around the world,’ says Biden.

He added: ‘It’s not going to happen. This guy is going to lose.’

Biden’s confusion of Mitterrand and Macron is embarrassing for an 81-year-old who is already struggling to convince the American public that he retains his full mental faculties.

He knows Macron, who was elected in 2017 at the age of 39, well: Macron is the youngest president in French history and the youngest French head of state since Napoleon.

Biden also met Mitterrand, as a young senator.

Mitterrand took office in 1981, when the current French president was three years old.

Biden, as chairman of the European Affairs Committee, met with Mitterrand in January 1988 while discussing a Soviet nuclear weapons treaty.

Mitterrand was president until 1995, and died a year later at the age of 79.

Biden’s confusion is just the latest blip for the famously idiosyncratic president, who stuttered as a child and referred to himself as a ‘gaffe machine’.

He has repeatedly said that his son Beau died in Iraq, instead of at Walter Reed, and in June 2023 confused the ongoing war in Ukraine for the Iraq war, which ended in 2011.

He declared that Vladimir Putin is ‘clearly losing the war in Iraq’.

Biden's confusion is just the latest blunder for the famous people's president.  He repeatedly said that his son Beau died in Iraq, instead of at Walter Reed

Biden’s confusion is just the latest blunder for the famous people’s president. He repeatedly said that his son Beau died in Iraq, instead of at Walter Reed

Biden previously said he was confusing the war in Ukraine with the war in Iraq and declared that Vladimir Putin is

Biden previously said he was confusing the war in Ukraine with the war in Iraq and declared that Vladimir Putin is “clearly losing the war in Iraq.”

That same month, he closed a speech on gun control with the bizarre proclamation: ‘God save the queen, man.’

Queen Elizabeth II died in September 2022, so some thought he meant Queen Camilla, but the relevance was unclear.

The following month, Biden claimed to have reached a medical milestone, declaring: ‘We have ended cancer as we know it.’

And in December 2023, he boasted about infrastructure spending, saying it was at: ‘Over a billion, 300 million, trillion, 300 million dollars.’

Biden also hit out at Donald Trump’s mistakes — noting that Trump refers to “the beginning of World War II,” which has already been and is over, and confusing Nikki Haley and Nancy Pelosi.

“He’s a little confused these days,” Biden said.