Biden bungles name of coronavirus epicenter by calling it ‘LUHAN’ in another awkward gaffe – The Sun

DEMOCRATIC presidential front-runner Joe Biden referred to the epicentre of the coronavirus by the wrong name during a MSNBC interview.

During the live TV interview Biden called the city of Wuhan in Hubei Province, "Luhan province".

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In the interview on Monday, Biden said: "I suggested we should have people in China at the outset of this event when it all started — in Luhan province."

It is clear that the Democrat was referring to Wuhan, where the virus originated.

In the same interview he also gone the date wrong on a story that he had written for USA Today.

He claimed it was on January 17 when it was January 27.

The ex-VP also mixed up his drugstores and government agencies, accidentally referring to CVS as CVC.

This is one of many gaffes that Biden has made on his campaign trail, all of which he has received strong criticism for.

During a CNN interview on March 24, Biden was reprimanded by a CNN anchor for coughing into his hand during a live TV interview.

Jake Tapper took the presidential hopeful to task during an interview, when he coughed loudly into his fist, a major gaffe in terms of COVID-19 prevention.

"You're supposed to cough into your elbow," Tapper declared, lifting his arm up to demonstrate the move.

"I learned that actually at your White House — " he said, before being cut off by Biden.

In another embarrassing moment, Biden confused his wife for his sister during an impassioned speech during the Super Tuesday results on March 3.

Standing at the podium, Biden was flanked by his wife, Jill, to his right, and his sister, Valerie, to his left.

Addressing the cheering crowd, Biden said, "By the way, this is my little sister, Valerie," before reaching to the right and grabbing his wife's hand.

He then declared, "And I'm Jill's husband," as he realized his error.

The 77-year-old then said, "Oh, no, this is her," pointing to his sister, to whom he then said, "You've switched on me."

Trump blasted Biden on Tuesday for saying he was engaging in "xenophobic fear-mongering" by calling coronavirus "the Chinese Virus."

Trump touted his decision to cut off travel to China in a Fox News Town Hall today, saying "honestly I took a lot of heat."

"Sleepy Joe Biden said it’s xenophobic," Trump said. "I don’t know if he knows what that means but that’s OK."


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