President Biden attempts to praise Gov. Rashida Tlaib who confronted him over the Israeli-Palestinian conflict but mispronounces her name three times
President Joe Biden intended to praise Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib while visiting a Ford factory but failed to pronounce her name correctly in three attempts.
Biden was delivering his speech at the Ford Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn, Michigan when he called the far-left congresswoman “Rashid.”
"I tell you what, Rashid, I want to say to you that I admire your intellect, I admire your passion, and I admire your concern for so many other people. And from my heart, I pray that your grandmom and family are well, I promise you I'm gonna do everything to see that they are, in the West Bank," he added.
"You're a fighter and God thank you for being a fighter," Biden said as the audience applauded.
Gov. Tlaib confronted president Biden over talking about death count in military conflict between Palestinians and Israel. On Wednesday, Biden ventured to say that Israel had the right to defend themselves against the rocket attacks from Gaza. Responding to that freewill, Gov. Tlaib, who is half Palestinian, backfired at the president saying he should not mention Palestinians at all.
"How many of my colleagues are willing to say the same, to stand for Palestinian human rights as they do for Israel? How many Palestinians have to die for their lives to matter?" she said in a speech on the floor of Congress.
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