Democrat President Joe Biden walked straight into one of his infamous gaffes when he started singing “Happy Birthday” to the wife of Martin Luther King III on Monday.
Biden was giving a speech at an event run by Al Sharpton’s National Action Network (NAN) that was honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
During his speech, Biden spotted Martin Luther King III and his wife, Arndrea Waters King, in the audience.
“Martin the Third, we celebrate a legacy of your beloved father and mother,” Biden said as he veered dangerously off-script.
“They worked for the beloved community.
“But congratulations today to the honorees, including your wife, who I understand it’s her birthday today?
“Well, look, my wife has a rule in her family; when it’s someone’s birthday, you sing ‘Happy Birthday.’ You ready?”
Biden then started to sing into the mic and encouraged the whole room to join in.
However, when it came time to say the name, things took an embarrassing turn for the worse.
Joe Biden just sang Happy Birthday to MLK III's wife and straight up forgot her name lmfao😂 pic.twitter.com/W2shdTROVl
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) January 16, 2023
While it is unclear what name he was trying to pronounce, it certainly did not sound like Arndrea.
Martin Luther King Jr., Day is a federal holiday marking the birthday of King, whose actual birth date is January 15.