Joe Biden mixes up jobs data and coronavirus deaths in latest gaffe

In his latest blunder, self-proclaimed “gaffe machine” Joe Biden claimed “millions” of Americans have died of the coronavirus and 85,000 jobs have been lost as a result of the pandemic, according to a report.

“This is not a moment for excuses or deflections or blame game. We’re — we’re in the middle of a pandemic that has cost us more than 85,000 jobs as of today,” the presumptive Democratic nominee said during a virtual roundtable with three governors, according to Real Clear Politics.

“Lives of millions of people. Millions of people. Millions of jobs,” he said, possibly realizing his faux pas about the number of jobs after flipping the numbers.

“You know, and we’re in a position where we just got new unemployment insurance, this morning, numbers, 36.5 million claims since this crisis began,” Biden added in the roundtable with Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, New Jersey Phil Murphy and Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont that was livestreamed on PBS.

In other pandemic-related foot-in-mouth moments, Biden has referred to the disease as COVID-9 rather than COVID-10, and called the Chinese city where the pathogen emerged as “Luhan,” not Wuhan, according to The Sun.

President Trump and his allies often describe Biden, 77, as senile, pointing to campaign-trail gaffes.

The president recently said he didn’t think Biden was “capable” of being commander-in-chief — and that Gov. Andrew Cuomo would be a better Democratic candidate.

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