On the final day of his Asian tour, President Joe Biden muffed the name of South Korea’s leader, calling him “President Loon.”
The gaffe was among several on the trip that ended Sunday.
BIDEN: “I’ve spoken at length with President Loon of South Korea.”
South Korea’s president is Yoon Suk Yeol. pic.twitter.com/v9xj1EdpBI
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The official White House transcript fixed the error.
“I’ve spoken at length with President Loon [Yoon] of South Korea. He came to Washington of late,” Biden said, before launching into a thorny policy venture.
“He’s agreed — we’re all of the same agreement that, in fact, we are not going to — we’re maintaining — we all agree we’re going to maintain the One China policy, which says — everybody kind of forgets — I mean, you all know it, but the public kind of forgets that it says that neither country, Japan — I mean, China or