A classic Biden’s gaffes…awkward!

The legendary musician Elton John is on a lengthy “farewell tour” throughout the globe.

This week, Sir Elton John received the National Humanities Medal from Joe Biden Friday night during a concert on the White House South Lawn.

And while there were lots of really beautiful tributes from the media about the contributions Elton John has made in his life and the surprise presentation, there’s one clip in particular that you need to see.

During the ceremony, at one point Joe Biden wrapped his arm around Elton and told the crowd, “By the way, it’s all his fault we are spending $6 billion in taxpayer dollars on HIV and AIDS this month.”

Poor Elton.

As the medal was announced, John stood in front of the 2,000-person crowd clearly shocked, with his mouth open in a gasp.

Watch the embarrassing moment of Joe Biden below:

Why is that, Joe?  It’s his fault because he’s gay?  What the hell, Joe? And, for the record, Joe has NO IDEA what he’s talking about once again.

According to HIV.gov the US spent $7 billion on AIDS funding in 2020. The US spent $7.2 billion on AIDS funding in 2021. And the US spent $7.4 billion on AIDS funding in the fiscal year 2022.

So it’s not clear where Joe pulled that number from. If the US is spending $6 billion a month on AIDS at this point there needs to be a readjustment.

More details of this story from The Western Journal:

Fans will remember John’s collaboration with Gladys Knight, Dionne Warwick and Stevie Wonder on the Grammy-winning “That’s What Friends Are For,” a single recorded in 1986 to benefit the American Foundation for AIDS Research. Again, I’m not sure the song was Grammy-worthy, but the effort was certainly deserving of some sort of recognition.

John has founded the Elton John AIDS Foundation, the Elton John Charitable Trust and the Elton John Sports Fund, all of which are dedicated to benevolent giving, according to John’s personal website.

He also worked to raise money for the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, which helped “track and understand the spread of the virus; to ensure patients get the care they need and frontline workers get essential supplies and information; and to accelerate research and development of a vaccine and treatments for all who need them,” according to WHO’s website.

John, of course, is best known as a musician, with such hits as “Philadelphia Freedom,” “Bennie and the Jets,” “Tiny Dancer,” “Candle in the Wind” … I could go on for a long time. If you can’t name an Elton John song, my listing for you here probably won’t help.

And don’t even get me started on “The Lion King.”

The point is, the man is a musical legend, whether you like his stuff or not. He deserved a little more respect than a poorly worded compliment from the U.S. president that sounded like he was being blamed for personally infecting millions of homosexual men with HIV.

But I guess he too will have to wait for Biden’s replacement to take office before that’s likely to happen.

Sources: WesternJournal, The New York Times

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