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Biden confuses French President Macron with long-dead Mitterrand

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US President Joe Biden mixes up the current President of France Emmanuel Macron with former French leader Francois Mitterrand who died in 1996. Speaking at a campaign rally in Las Vegas on Sunday, Biden recalled a discussion with other heads of state at the G7 summit held in Cornwall in June 2021, a few months after his inauguration: "I said, 'America is back'". 81 years old Biden then remembers how it elicited a reply from "Mitterrand from Germany" before correcting himself : " I mean, from France". Francois Mitterrand was President of France from 1981 to 1995, serving a record two seven-years terms. SOUNDBITE

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