Joe Biden Thursday morning greeted French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron for the official arrival ceremony.
Biden welcomed Macron and delivered remarks from the South Lawn.
80-year-old Joe struggled to read his notes as he praised France as the US’s oldest ally.
Biden called the revolutionary war French General Marquis de Lafayette “Marcus de Lafayette.”
“France is our oldest ally. Our unwavering partner…from the spirit of Marcus de Lafayette…” Biden said.
In address w/ Pres. Macron, Biden praises “Marcus Lafayette” pic.twitter.com/h0QZf2TLPg
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It’s going to be a long day with the Macrons.
Biden will be hosting a joint press conference with Macron this morning.
Later this evening Dr. Jill and Joe will be hosting the Macrons for a state dinner in the East Room.