In his recent slip of words, Joe Biden mistakenly labeled the Grand Canyon as one of the ‘nine’ wonders of the world. During a speech at Red Butte Airfield in Arizona on Tuesday, the President inaccurately referred to the Grand Canyon as a wonder of the world, despite the fact that it doesn’t hold an official designation as such.
During a speech centered on his administration’s climate initiatives, Biden honored the nearby Grand Canyon in his remarks.
“Folks, it’s not hyperbole to suggest that there is no national treasure — none that is grander than the Grand Canyon. The Grand Canyon — one of the Earth’s nine wonders, wonders of the world, literally. Think of that. You know, it’s amazing. An enduring symbol of America to the entire world.”
This incident marks the most recent in a series of embarrassing mistakes documented in Biden’s history. He previously humorously referred to himself as a “gaffe machine.”
BIDEN: "The Grand Canyon is one of the Earth's NINE Wonders — Wonders of the World — literally."— MONICA PAIGE✰𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐌𝐎𝐍𝐅𝐀𝐓𝐇𝐄𝐑✰OANN (@themonfather) August 8, 2023
There are 7:
– The Colosseum, Italy
– The Great Wall of China
– The Taj Mahal, India
– Christ the Redeemer, Brazil
– Machu Picchu, Peru
– Chichén Itzá, Mexico
– Petra, Jordan https://t.co/a5R6k509AY
Back in June, the President confused the ongoing conflict in Ukraine with the Iraq War that concluded in 2011.
Contrary to the belief that the Grand Canyon is counted among the wonders of the world, it is actually acknowledged as one of the natural wonders of the world. This distinction was established in a list crafted by CNN back in 1997.
In addition to this mistake, Biden asserted the existence of nine wonders of the world, which contrasts with the widely recognized list of seven.
Subsequently, Biden made an effort to rectify his slip, though the outcome was met with a combination of responses.
He clarified that he intended to mention “seven” instead of “nine,” yet he continued to label the Grand Canyon as a wonder of the world, rather than acknowledging its distinction as a natural wonder of the world.
In his speech he said, “The first time I saw the Grand Canyon, years ago, I was a young senator. As I stood there and looked out, a phrase came to mind, it was instinctive, I said this must be, this is God’s cathedral. That’s what it reminded me of. It just is so magnificent. As a matter of fact, I said nine, it’s one of the seven wonders of the world.”
The globally recognized compilation of world wonders comprises notable sites such as the Great Wall of China, Chichén Itzá in Mexico, Petra in Jordan, Machu Picchu in Peru, the Christ the Redeemer statue in Brazil, the Colosseum in Italy, and the Taj Mahal in India.