The US President Joe Biden couldn’t remember the name of the Australian PM Scott Morrison at the meeting between the US, UK, and Australian leaders regarding a security pact AUUKUS concerning the Asia Pacific region, presumably to oppose China’s dominance.
Biden, Morrison, and British PM Boris Johnson had a meeting on Wednesday. Each leader addressed the journalist after the negotiation and expressed their concerns about Chinese policy in the region.
At the end of the speech, Biden wanted to say thank his counterparts, but he couldn’t do it properly.
"Thank you, Boris", before pausing - then saying: "And I want to thank that fellow Down Under. Thank you very much, pal. Appreciate it, Mr Prime Minister."
The media gave Biden the nickname “gaffe machine” and the American President is well-aware of that. Moreover, Biden considers, that this weakness could help him to attract voters at the Presidential campaign.
On August 21 Biden at the briefing amid the Taliban seizing Afghanistan called the capital Qatar “Daha” instead of Doha and said that al-Qaeda* left Afghanistan what was contrary to the official statement of the White House at the time.