Biden was being interviewed during a virtual ‘I Will Vote’ concert on Sunday (local time) when he made the gaffe and a 27-second clip of the moment was widely shared on social media.
Twitter users were quick to slam the presidential candidate, claiming he had gotten Trump mixed up with former President George W. Bush.
Others said it proved he was not mentally capable for the important role.
However, Biden later shared the full interview to his Twitter, revealing he was being interviewed by actor George Lopez, prompting supporters to call it a simple slip of the tongue.
During the interview — at around the 13:00 mark of the video tweeted by Biden — actor George Lopez asks the Democratic candidate what he would say to undecided voters with only a few days left before Election Day.
“Like if someone is undecided and maybe thinking about not voting, why should they vote and why should they vote for you?” Lopez asks.
Biden then responds saying that there is a lot on the ballot in this election.
“The character of the country in my view is literally on the ballot, what kind of country are we going to be,” he says.
Biden appears to stumble over his words before correcting himself.
“Four more years of George uh... George, going to find ourselves in a position if Trump gets elected, we are going to be in a different world.”
Trump shared his thoughts on the clip on Twitter, receiving 32,000 retweets.
“Joe Biden called me George yesterday,” he said.
“Couldn’t remember my name. Got some help from the anchor to get him through the interview. The Fake News Cartel is working overtime to cover it up!”
With just eight days left before the US Presidential Election, both candidates have hit the campaign trail, with Trump holding three campaign rallies in Pennsylvania on Monday (local time).
Joe Biden called me George yesterday. Couldn’t remember my name. Got some help from the anchor to get him through the interview. The Fake News Cartel is working overtime to cover it up!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 26, 2020
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