During a speech in Las Vegas, Joe Biden shared an anecdote about speaking with French Prime Minister Francois Mitterrand in 2021. However, there is one small problem – Mitterrand passed away in 1996.
According to FOX News, President Biden mentioned his recent meeting with Francois Mitterrand during a rally in Las Vegas on Sunday.
Biden was discussing the potential dangers of a second Trump presidency and aiming to rally support before the Democratic primary in Nevada on Tuesday.
The president recounted a story he has told several times during his term about meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron at a G7 summit in England months after assuming office.
While recalling the conversation, Biden said, “I sat down and I said, ‘America’s back.’ And Mitterrand from Germany – I mean from France – looked at me and said…” He appeared to pause briefly before resuming his sentence: “Well, how long are you back for?”
Continuing his narrative, Biden stated that the “Chancellor of Germany” asked him how he and the United States would respond if thousands of people stormed Britain’s House of Commons and killed two British police officers (referred to as “bobbies”) to prevent the election of a Prime Minister.
François Mitterrand served as France’s president from 1981 until 1995.