White House Corrects 10 Biden Flubs in NAACP Speech

Craig Bannister | May 21, 2024
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The official White House website had to make 10 corrections to Pres. Joe Biden’s speech to the NAACP on Sunday, further fueling concerns about the president’s mental fitness.

Biden made the 10 flubs – about one every two minutes - at a campaign event at the Huntington Place Convention Center in Detroit, Michigan. When the transcript of Biden’s remarks was posted on the White House website, Biden’s 10 mistakes were crossed out and replaced with what the president, apparently, meant to say.

The 10 corrections in the transcript posted by the White House are presented, verbatim, below:

  1. “And when I was vice president, things were kind of bad during the pandemic [recession], and what happened was Barack said to me, ‘Go to Detroit and help fix it.’”
  2. “Folks, I’m humbled to receive this organization [award], which defines the character and consequence of what we do.”
  3. “Look, folks, I just came from Atlanta, where I delivered a commencement at Morehouse College.  (Applause.)  It was truly inspiresing [inspiring]: over 400 young Black men who will do extraordinary things.”
  4. “I protected and expanded the Affordable Care Act, saving millions of families $800,000 in prem- — $8,000 [$800] in — a year in premiums.”
  5. “We’re cracking down on corporate landlords who [to] keep rents down.”
  6. “Folks, I have a better ti- — [idea].  I’ll protect it — Medicare and Social Security — by making the very wealthy finally begin to pay their fair share.”
  7. “He not only denies reproductive freedom but worsens the mortality rate for Black moms, who have [are] nearly three times more likely to die from pregnancy complications than a white woman.”
  8. “He calls the irrectionists [insurrectionists] who stormed Capitol Hill ‘patriots.’”
  9. “Donald Trump has said, if he loses again in November, there will be, quote, ‘bloodshed’ [“bloodbath”].
  10. “The NAAC [NAACP] spirit endures.”


Biden’s “bloodshed” claim isn’t just inaccurate, it’s also a gross mischaracterization of Trump’s comment, as The Washington Examiner explains:

“‘We’re going to put a 100% tariff on every single car that comes across the line, and you’re not going to be able to sell those guys if I get elected,’ Trump said. ‘Now, if I don’t get elected, it’s going to be a bloodbath for the whole — that’s gonna be the least of it. It’s going to be a bloodbath for the country. That’ll be the least of it. But they’re not going to sell those cars. They’re building massive factories.’

“It is quite clear from the context of the quote that Trump is referring to the auto industry and the effect of Biden’s policies on automotive manufacturing jobs. But in an act of blatant dishonesty, the Biden campaign and legacy media outlets twisted the former president’s comments to seem like he was promising violence should he lose the election.”