PRESIDENT Joe Biden said the wrong date for the Capitol riot in a speech in Tulsa on Tuesday that began with him rushing off the stage to "make sure" two little girls got some ice cream.
The president was speaking at the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre in Oklahoma when he made the blunder.
He compared the violence to both the Unite the Right rally in Charlotteville in 2017 and January 6, 2021, when a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol building resulting in the death of five.
"Remember what you saw in Charlotteville four years ago," he told the crowd.
"Neo-nazis, white supremacists, the KKK coming out of the field at night in Virginia with veins bulging as they were screaming.
"Mother Fletcher said when she saw the insurrection on the Capitol on January 9, it broke her heart," he said, stating the wrong date.
"A mob of violent white extremists, thugs, she said it reminded her of what happened here in Greenwood 100 years ago."
As Biden took to the stage in Tulsa, he made a bizarre detour to speak to two little girls sitting near the front.
The interaction was not picked up on the microphone but when Biden finally returned to the podium, he said it was to make sure that the girls had ice cream.
Biden was seen smiling and holding his hands out to the girls before leaving the stage to walk down toward them.
"I got to make one check," he said as he left the stage.
Biden gets Capitol riot date wrong in another blunder and bizarrely runs off stage to ‘make sure’ 2 girls got ice cream
From Brexit breaking news to HD movie trailers, The Sun newspaper brings you the latest news videos and explainers from the UK and around the world.
Become a Sun Subscriber and hit the bell to be the first to know
Read The Sun: www.thesun.co.uk
Like The Sun on Facebook: www.facebook.com/thesun/
Follow The Sun on Twitter: twitter.com/TheSun
Subscribe to The Sun on Snapchat: www.snapchat.com/discover/The_Sun/1633225139