04 November 2020 08:33
Get US and UK politics insight with our free daily email briefing straight to your inbox Sign up Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Invalid Email As the polls neared closing in many states, Biden made another one of his infamous gaffes confusing his granddaughter Finnegan with his late son Beau Biden. "This is my son, Beau Biden who a lot of you helped elect to the Senate in Delaware," he said, placing his arm around her shoulder. Biden, who would be the oldest President in US history at 77, then continued to make a mistake when realising his error he instead called Finnegan by her sister Natalie's name. "This is my granddaughter, Natalie," he added, before correcting himself. "No wait, we got the wrong one." (Image: REUTERS) He then put his arm around Natalie's shoulder, who was standing close by, and said: "This is Natalie, this is Beau's daughter." Natalie, 16, is Beau's daughter while Finnegan, 20, is actually the daughter of Biden's other son Hunter.
Biden has been seen to get confused several times while on the campaign trail with his supporters putting it down to his speech impediment. Last month, Donald Trump mocked him after he appeared to confuse the President with former US leader George Bush. The former Vice President was speaking at an "I Will Vote" concert when he attempted to make the case for his election. "The character of the country, in my view, is literally on the ballot," Biden said. "Four more years of George, um, George, gonna find ourselves in a position where if Trump gets elected, we're gonna be in a different world." (Image: AFP via Getty Images) (Image: Getty Images) George W.
Bush was in office in 2008 when Biden was on the presidential ticket with former President Barack Obama. Biden appeared to receive a prompt from his wife Jill who was sitting beside him, muttering "Trump" under her breath during Sunday's broadcast. The President jumped on Biden's confusion over George Bush while accusing the media of covering his confusion up. He tweeted: "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." Following Trump's attack, it later emerged Biden and his wife, Jill, were being interviewed by actor and comedian George Lopez during the virtual concert. The former Vice President was trying to address him by name when he muddled his words. Biden, who has a speech impediment, is known to be gaffe-prone and has made multiple family blunders in the past. Earlier in the year he confused his wife, Jill Biden, for his sister Valerie during a speech. "By the way, that's my little sister Valerie, and I'm Jill's husband... oh no, you switched on me! This is my wife, this is my sister!" he said. Later in the campaign he apologised for telling a black radio host that he "ain't black" if he was thinking about voting for Trump. In 2017, Biden was blasted for making comments about children "jumping on his lap" when he worked as a lifeguard. "I sit on the stand and it'd get hot... I got hairy legs... and the kids used to come up and reach in the pool and rub my leg down so it was straight and then watch the hair come back up again," Biden said during a speech. "So I learned about roaches and I learned about kids jumping on my lap... I love kids jumping on my lap."