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Biden's Acronym Mishap: Puzzling Moment During Pacific Islands Address

Wednesday, September 27, 2023 • Tamil Comments
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President Biden encountered another verbal hiccup during a conversation with leaders from the Pacific Islands. While discussing his administration's Pacific Islands Infrastructure Initiative, the 80-year-old president stumbled over the acronym. He announced a proposed investment of $40 billion but struggled with the abbreviation.

"We call it the P, PI — anyways, doesn't matter what we call it, but that's what it is," Biden humorously admitted during the White House forum. His comment drew laughter from some attendees.

It's worth noting that President Biden has been candid about his speech impediment, which he has dealt with since childhood. Some have linked his recent gaffes to his age, as he is the oldest U.S. president, and questioned his fitness for a second term.

In a separate incident last week at the United Nations, President Biden appeared momentarily confused on stage, inadvertently walked into a large Brazilian flag, and seemed to unintentionally snub Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva by not shaking hands.

During his meeting with Pacific Islands leaders, President Biden discussed their concerns about the impact of climate change on their region. He pledged to listen and emphasized that both the United States and the international community are attentive to their issues.

Furthermore, the United States formally established diplomatic relations with Cooks Island and Niue, two South Pacific nations, during the summit, signaling a commitment to the region's well-being.

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