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WHAT WAS THAT, JOE? Biden Fumbles Lincoln Quote After Saying He Wants to Get it Right, Reading Off Card [WATCH]

posted by Hannity Staff - 2.26.24

President Biden raised eyebrows during a black-tie event for the nation’s governors hosted at the White House over the weekend when he was visibly flustered while trying to quote Abraham Lincoln.

Biden was reading from a notecard but still managed to flub the quote from Lincoln’s inaugural address.

“Standing here in front of this portrait of the man behind me, I want to make sure I get this quote exactly right,” Biden began, standing in front of a painting of the 16th president.

“He said, ‘We — the better angels,” he said, ‘We must address the counsel — and adjust to the better angels of our nature.’”

“And we do the — and we do well to remember what else he said. He said, ‘We’re not enemies, but friends.’

“This is in the middle of — this is in the — in the part of the Civil War,” Biden continued.

“He said: ‘We’re not enemies, but [we’re] friends, we must not be enemies.”

The original quote was from Lincoln’s first inaugural address in March 1861, in which he famously said: “We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies.”

“Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection,” Lincoln told the divided nation.

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