Giddy Kamala Harris Refers to Biden as ‘Vice President’ at Fourth of July Event

By: May Man Published: Jul 06, 2024

During a July 4 event at the White House, Kamala Harris inadvertently referred to Joe Biden as the “vice president,” echoing a similar verbal slip made by Biden earlier.

This gaffe has sparked curiosity about whether Harris might replace Biden as the Democratic candidate should he decide to step down.

Harris Slips Up

While delivering her speech, Harris was visibly enthusiastic.

A photograph of US Vice-President Kamala Harris

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Harris said “We give thanks to our commander-in-chief, the vice – the president of the United States! The extraordinary President of the United States Joe Biden!”

Fourth of July Celebrations

Biden accepted the applause and wished everyone a happy Independence Day amidst calls from some Democrats for him to step down.

Emhoff, Harris, Biden and Jill Biden watching fireworks at The White House on 4th July

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This error mirrored a mistake Biden made during an interview with Philadelphia’s WURD.

Another Mistake from Biden

During the Interview with Philadelphia’s WURD, Biden confused himself with Vice President Kamala Harris.

A photograph of Joe Biden onstage

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He stated, “By the way, I’m proud to be, as I said, the first vice president, first black woman… to serve with a black president.”

What Biden Meant

He seemed to be referring to his tenure as vice president and his appointment of Kamala Harris and Ketanji Brown Jackson, the first black female justice.

A photograph of Joe Biden next to an American flag

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Despite these gaffes, Biden and Harris shared smiles and gestures of support during the Fourth of July event.

Solidarity Shown

During the evening fireworks, Biden stood on the balcony with his family, Harris, and her husband, Doug Emhoff.

Jill Biden, Joe Biden, Kamala Harris and Douglas Emhoff on the balcony of the White House. Biden and Harris raising their held hands

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Harris raised Biden’s hand in a show of solidarity, and they later hugged.


Convincing Democratic Supporters

Biden began a critical phase in his re-election campaign, needing to convince Democratic supporters of his fitness for office.

Trump on the left with eyes closed, Biden on the right looking at Trump with anger. Presidential debate

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After a poor debate performance against Donald Trump, some financial backers are reconsidering their support.


“I’m not going anywhere”

Biden reassured the crowd at a July Fourth barbecue, saying, “I’m not going anywhere.”

Photograph of Joe Biden during his time as vice president

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However, he struggled with his remarks, veering off-script and making confusing comments about a World War I cemetery and former President Trump.


Donors Re-considering

Biden’s recent debate performance has prompted Democratic lawmakers and donors to urge him to step down.

Kamala Harris on left and Joe Biden on right

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Abigail Disney, a major Democratic donor, announced she would stop her contributions until Biden is replaced at the top of the ticket, stating, “This is realism, not disrespect. Biden is a good man and has served his country admirably, but the stakes are far too high.”


Withholding Support

Netflix co-founder Reed Hastings and other wealthy donors are also withholding support.

US President Joe Biden speaks during a video interview

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They are pushing for a new Democratic nominee through the Next Generation PAC, founded by crypto billionaire Mike Novogratz.


More Work for The Biden Campaign

The Biden campaign is aware of these developments and has tried to dissuade the PAC’s backers.

Trump and Biden in Presidential Debate 2024

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With the Democratic convention in Chicago approaching, elected officials and donors are increasingly vocal about their concerns regarding Biden’s health and political viability.


Health Check-up

Biden attempted to reassure governors in a private meeting about his health following a recent check-up.

President Joe Biden pointing in 2024.

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White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre faced tough questions about Biden’s health evaluation since the debate, reflecting the growing scrutiny over Biden’s ability to continue his campaign.