'Build back Biden': Joe gets tongue-tied as he during speech in DC after root canal surgery
President put his foot firmly in his mouth during the League of Conservation Voters annual Capital Dinner in DC on Wednesday night. The 80-year-old president incorrectly identified one of his signature programs, referring to it as 'Build Back Biden.' 'The Build Back Biden Build Back Better and we realize that got confusing so now we don't call it that what we call it is here's the bottom line, look, we're the ones that caused the problem,' the president said at the podium. The blunder resulted in a room of supporters erupting in laughter. Biden went on to speak with passion about one of his favorite subjects, trains. 'We have plans to build a railroad from the Pacific all the way across the Indian Ocean. We have plans to build in Angola One of the largest solar plants in the world. I could go on but I'm going off-script and I'm going to get in trouble.' This gaffe came days after the White House announced that Biden had a White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre minimized the significance of the procedure at the Monday afternoon news briefing. She called it 'routine' and said Biden is feeling 'just fine.' She declined to say what caused Biden's dental pain and led to the root canal. More than 15 million root canals are completed each year, according to the American Association of Endodontists. This was just the latest in Biden's Earlier this month, Biden made the mistake of referring to British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak as 'Mr. President.' 'Well Mr. President,' he began before correcting himself. 'Mr President? I just demoted you.' Sunak laughed off the gaffe as Biden continued: 'Mr Prime Minister, it's great to have you back.' Sunak is making his first visit to the White House. Former President Barack Obama reportedly remarked to a Democrat during Biden's 2020 run, 'Don't underestimate Joe's ability to f*** things up,' During his 2020 campaign, Biden called a woman a 'lying dog-faced pony soldier' when she told him she had been to a presidential caucus. In July 2022 at the White House, Biden told the father of a Parkland shooting victim to 'sit down' at a celebration marking the passage of bipartisan gun legislation. 'You'll hear what I have to say,' the president told Manuel Oliver, who was heckling the president for not doing more to curb gun violence. To add insult to injury, Biden said the Parkland massacre happened in 1918 instead of 100 years later. In office, Biden has made bold announcements about Russia and China - with White House staff quickly having to walk them back. During a speech in Warsaw, Poland in March 2022, Biden expressed he was for regime change in Russia. 'For God's sake, this man cannot remain in power,' he said of Russian President Vladimir Putin.' Almost immediately a White House official told reporters Biden didn't mean it. 'He was not discussing Putin's power in Russia, or regime change,' an unnamed aide said. In July in a speech about climate change, Biden casually told a crowd he had cancer. 'You had to put on your windshield wipers to get, literally, the oil slick off the window,' he said of his childhood, growing up near refineries. 'That's why I and so damn many other people I grew up have cancer.' The White House played clean up by saying that Biden was referring to 'non-melanoma skin cancers' he had years ago - but it was unclear why the president used the present tense. Earlier this year, the White House said that Biden had a skin lesion removed from his chest that was a basal cell carcinoma, a common form of skin cancer. The White House doctor said no further treatment was needed. The president has also spoken several times about surviving cranial aneurysms in 1988 in odd detail. 'They had to take the top of my head of a couple times, to see if I had a brain,' the president joked at an event in March. A month before when he spoke about his hospitalization he claimed he had a nurse who would breathe on him while he was in recovery. 'I had a nurse named Pearl Nelson. She'd come in and do things I don't think you learn in nursing school,' he said. 'She'd whisper in my ear, I couldn't understand, but she'd whisper and she'd lean down. And actually breathe on me to make sure there was a connection, a human connection.' At the same event Wednesday, Biden told the supportive audience there are 'a lot of threats to our children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren' but climate change 'is the only truly existential threat.' He said the audience members and his administration had done good work in combatting the threat but everyone needed to 'finish the job.' Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were endorsed by four environmental and conservation groups at the dinner: the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund, NextGen PAC, NRDC Action Fund and the Sierra Club. Speakers for the organizations praised the Biden-Harris team as the administration that has done the most to combat climate change. In earlier comments, former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who was honored by the League with its lifetime achievement award, told the audience they were fighting for democracy with their environmental efforts. 'What you have done is the highest of patriotism, democracy in action. The story of America is the story of everyday Americans coming together, making your collective voices heard.' Biden touted a number of the administration's accomplishments, including the Inflation Reduction Act and its $375 billion for clean energy, the biggest climate law in history. He elicited cheers from the crowd as he ran through areas that have been designated as protected during his administration, as well as when he talked about the executive order he signed in April targeting investments to disadvantaged communities dealing with pollution.