The president has been known to put his foot in his mouth a few times. Here are some of his greatest gaffes.
1. Where’s my teleprompter?
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“What they’ll say is, ‘Well it costs too much money,’ but you know what? It would cost, about. It it would cost about the same as what we would spend. It. Over the course of 10 years it would cost what it would costs us. (nervous laugh) All right. Okay. We’re going to do it. It would cost us about the same as it would cost for about hold on one second. I can’t hear myself. But I’m glad you’re fired up, though. I’m glad.”
Students in middle school are required to memorize speeches. Is it too much to ask that our PRESIDENT remember his?
2. Breathalyzers for Asthma
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“Everybody knows that it makes no sense that you send a kid to the emergency room for a treatable illness like asthma. They end up taking up a hospital bed. It costs when, if you, they just gave, you gave, treatment early, and they got some treatment, and uhhh a breathalyzer, or uhh, an inhalator, not a breathalyzer…”
Do YOU need a breathalyzer, Mr. President?
3. Something I Don’t Deserve
“R-S-P-E-C-T.” —flubbing the spelling of Aretha Franklin’s famous song “Respect” while paying tribute to the iconic singer, New York, NY (March 6, 2014).
To be fair, that is a pretty tough word.
4. The 58 States of America
“I’ve now been in 57 states — I think one left to go.” – May 9, 2008
I’m glad we elected a president who knows how many states he’s in charge of.
5. Blowing it Out of Proportion
“In case you missed it, this week, there was a tragedy in Kansas. Ten thousand people died — an entire town destroyed.” —on a Kansas tornado that killed 12 people
Mr. Obama, didn’t your mother teach you it’s not right to exaggerate?
6. Fallen Heroes Rise For Obama
“On this Memorial Day, as our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen heroes — and I see many of them in the audience here today — our sense of patriotism is particularly strong.” -May 26, 2008, confusing Memorial Day with Veterans Day.
Maybe some of those immortal fallen heroes were the same people who were able to vote for him from the grave.
7. My Muslim Faith
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“What I was suggesting — you’re absolutely right that John McCain has not talked about my Muslim faith…” —in an interview Sept 7, 2008, with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, who jumped in to correct Obama by saying “your Christian faith,” which Obama quickly clarified.
If you’re Muslim and you know it clap your hands.
8. One Great Argument
“UPS and FedEx are doing just fine, right? It’s the Post Office that’s always having problems.” –attempting to make the case for government-run healthcare, while simultaneously undercutting his own argument, Portsmouth, N.H., Aug. 11, 2009.
Oh, well NOW I’m convinced.
9. Reason I Shouldn’t Speak Off-Hand #431
“No, no. I have been practicing…I bowled a 129. It’s like — it was like Special Olympics, or something.” —making an off-hand joke during an appearance on “The Tonight Show”, March 19, 2009.
Speak out of mouth, not ass.
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10. What Is A Corpsman, Anyway?
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“One such translator was an American of Haitian descent, representative of the extraordinary work that our men and women in uniform do all around the world — Navy Corpse-Man Christian Brossard.” –mispronouncing “Corpsman” (the “ps” is silent) during a speech at the National Prayer Breakfast, Washington, D.C., Feb. 5, 2010 (The Corpsman’s name is also Christopher, not Christian).
Good thing our Commander in Chief knows his military terms.
11. In My Home State of Asia
“When I meet with world leaders, what’s striking — whether it’s in Europe or here in Asia…” -mistakenly referring to Hawaii as Asia while holding a press conference outside Honolulu, Nov. 16, 2011.
If you really were born in Hawaii, one would think you’d know it’s part of the United States.
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