June 16, 2024

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When Joe Biden confuses Cambodia, where he is, with Colombia

When Joe Biden confuses Cambodia, where he is, with Colombia

Thanks to Joe Biden’s verbal slip, Southeast Asia welcomed a surprise new member from the other side of the world, Colombia, on Saturday.

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“I want to thank the Prime Minister for Colombia’s leadership in the ASEAN presidency,” the US president said as he opened the Southeast Asia Summit with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen in Phnom Penh.

The South American country of Colombia seems to be on the US president’s mind because he made the same mistake when he left the White House for his long trip to Asia.

He told reporters he was “heading for Colombia” (“Colombia” in the English editor’s note), before correcting himself, “I mean, Cambodia” (“Cambodia”).

Mr. who will turn 80 this month. Biden has been known for many missteps since the beginning of his career in Washington.

His latest, easily controversial from a geographical point of view, was less embarrassing than his vice president’s last September in South Korea.

Kamala Harris, visiting the demilitarized zone that separates North Korea from South Korea, said the United States “has an alliance with the Republic of North Korea. And it’s a strong and enduring alliance.

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