President Joe Biden butchered the name of a man killed by Memphis Police Department officers in Tuesday’s State of the Union speech.
Biden referred to Tyre Nichols as “Tyler Nichols” in the speech, bringing up the example of a black Tennessee man who was beaten to death by five black police officers in order to push police reform.
Biden refers to Tyre Nichols as “Tyler.” pic.twitter.com/ESaBsXgZnp
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) February 8, 2023
Viewers noticed that Biden stated Nichols’ name incorrectly.
Right in front of his parents!
— YO STEVO (@YOSTEVO13) February 8, 2023
Five Memphis police officers are facing second-degree murder charges in connection to Nichols’ death, according to NPR.
Nichols’ parents were present at the speech.
Biden introduces the parents of Tyre Nichols #SOTU pic.twitter.com/8zc22YFUfb
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) February 8, 2023
Biden went on to claim that police killings akin to Nichols’ death happen “far too often” in America.
Biden previously stated that Super Bowl LVII would be occurring on Wednesday in the speech, before correcting himself.
This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
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