Biden is confused and says he recently met with Mitterrand, the former French president who died almost 30 years ago

The president made the mistake while trying to persuade a crowd about the supposed risks the country would face if Trump won the election.

During a speech in Las Vegas, Nevada, President Joe Biden made a mistake by stating that he recently met with François Mitterrand, the former French president who died almost 30 years ago. He shared an anecdote in which he intended to refer to the current French president, Emmanuel Macron.

Biden's new mistake occurred while speaking to a crowd about the alleged dangers the country would face if Donald Trump won in the next presidential election. The president told a story he had already shared in the past about a meeting he had at a G7 summit in England shortly after assuming the presidency.

"I sat down and I said,' America is back,' and Mitterrand from Germany, I mean from France, looked at me and said, 'how long you back for?'" Biden said, not realizing he was naming Mitterrand, president of France between 1981 and 1995 and died in 1996, instead of Macron, president of France since 2017.

The president's gaffe comes amid growing concerns about Biden's mental capabilities to serve a second term in the White House.

Americans' doubt about Biden's capabilities

Two months after confirming his candidacy for the 2024 presidential elections, a survey came to light that revealed that approximately 68% of Americans do not believe that Biden is qualified to continue leading the country. Although the president's age is considered his main disadvantage, his frequent mistakes and clumsiness have increased concerns.

Since taking office, Biden has racked up a series of egregious mistakes, including saying nonexistent words, waving at nothing, wrongly claiming to have cancer, searching for dead people in the audience, confusing names, and falling asleep at events of global importance, among others.

These incidents have been highlighted by the media with increasing frequency, generating concern among both Democrats and Republicans and sparking an important debate in politics.