On Sunday, former Vice President Joe Biden attended a rally in Philadelphia, PA where he confused the city’s NFL team logo with his own alma mater’s logo.
Biden mistook the Philadelphia Eagles football team emblem of a bald eagle head for the University of Delaware Blue Hens logo. Although each logo is of a bird’s head there a few distinct differences.
The Eagles logo faces west, and its main colors are white and silver with black and green trim. Additionally, the Blue Hens logo faces east, and mainly consists of royal blue and yellow colors. Then there’s the obvious distinction of one being a bald eagle – the national bird of the United States since 1782. And the other mascot being a blue hen – the state bird of Delaware since 1939.
“I know Philadelphia well,” said Biden to the drive-in rally crowd that gathered in a local church parking lot. “I married a Philly girl, by the way. And by the way, got my Eagles jacket on.”
However, Biden’s jacket did not have the logo of the city’s NFL team on it. In fact, Biden’s jacket had what looked like a blacked-out version of the University of Delaware Blue Hens’ logo on his chest.
President Donald Trump’s campaign team quickly jumped on the former vice president’s mistake. Campaign spokesman Tim Murtaugh posted on Twitter making sure Biden’s gaffe did not go unnoticed.
“I hope all of my fellow @Eagles fans saw Joe Biden claim to be wearing an Eagles jacket today in Philly,” tweeted Murtaugh. “It was a Delaware Blue Hens jacket.”
Biden Has Made Other Similar Mistakes When Speaking
Biden’s most recent blunder over his jacket logo at the Philadelphia rally is one of a handful in recent months. The Democratic presidential candidate also misspoke twice when referencing the death toll due to COVID-19.
In October, during a town hall presidential debate, Biden mistakenly said that “210 million” people had died from COVID-19. He quickly corrected himself while speaking with NBC’s Lester Holt, switching the figure to the accurate death toll count of 210,000.
Likewise, in June, Biden also said the wrong death count when he stated “120 million” people had died because of the virus.
The campaign team of President Trump has highlighted Biden’s mistakes whenever they could. For example, Trump recently played videos of Biden’s gaffes during rallies, including a Sunday night rally in North Carolina.
[H/T NY Post]