WH deletes X post after Biden misidentifies Vietnamese President
The White House deletes a tweet from President Biden's official account that mistakenly identified the Vietnamese National Assembly Chairman as the President.
A post on President Biden's X account was deleted after it was recognized that he had misidentified the President of Vietnam, FoxNews reported.
In the post, Biden praised the Vietnamese-American partnership and thanked the Vietnamese President for the productive meeting.
"President Vo Van Thuong, thank you for such a productive meeting," Biden's tweet said.
"This partnership is about unleashing our peoples’ potential and, with it, a range of incredible possibilities," the President continued.
The blunder, however, was that the photo was of Biden shaking hands with Vietnamese National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue.
YIKES— John Hasson (@SonofHas) September 12, 2023
Biden’s team just posted a picture thanking Vietnam President Võ Văn Thưởng
There’s just one problem—that’s not Thưởng in the picture
It’s Vuong Dinh Hue, Chairman of the National Assembly 😬 pic.twitter.com/MeVpPzKCbS
Biden's post has since been deleted, but not before it had gone viral online and users had taken aim at the President.
Earlier this week, Biden visited Vietnam to discuss topics ranging from Russia to China and semiconductors.
After his meeting in Hanoi, Biden expressed the partnership with Vietnam is a demonstration "to our Indo-Pacific partners and to the world, the United States is a Pacific nation and we're not going anywhere."