One of CNN’s renowned veteran journalists and reporters referred to the new President-elect, Joe Biden, as ‘Joebama.
Whether it was a Freudian slip or a deliberate mistake, only time can tell. However, one thing is for sure, some might be feeling as if the whole Joe Biden era is starting to feel a little old.
Media sources were quick at pointing out the hilarious incident, that took place on the CNN news channel recently.
Here, the famous CNN reporter mistakenly called the new President-elect as ‘Joebama.’ And it was all during a live shot interview, on Tuesday. Moreover, if you’re wondering where the term arises from, in the first place, well, it’s quite simple.
He combined his name with that of ex-President, Barrack Obama.Yes, the same man that served as the nation’s vice president.
In the same way, he is also the same candidate for who Joe Biden served as vice president.Did we mention how most of Biden’s new administration includes plenty of similar faces from Obama’s cabinet picks as well as staff. What a strange coincidence?
The camera’s lens caught the hilarious incident which the reporter acknowledged and corrected on the air himself.
The incident took place as the reported said: ‘President-elect Joebama- uh, Joe Biden, rather- did finish speaking here, just moments ago.’ Jeff Zeleny clearly recognized his mistake immediately, correcting himself at that moment in time.
Zeleny very professionally took matters into his own hand, catching and then smoothly correcting himself too. Meanwhile, the interesting slip of the tongue moment took place during his usual reporting to the ‘Situation Room.’ This show is hosted by Wolf Blitzer.
Here, the topic of discussion was Biden’s Georgia state stumping. It was on behalf of several different candidates for the Democratic Senate that included Jon Ossoff as well as Rev Raphael Warnock.
Other than that, it’s interesting to note how the slip of tongue comes at a time when Biden is continually putting together his new cabinet & White House staff.