Joe Biden delivers the State of the Union address
Biden: 'Putin Is Now Isolated From The World More Than He Has Ever Been' Photo by Saul Loeb - Pool/Getty Images

During his State of the Union address speech Tuesday, Joe Biden confused Ukrainians with Iranians while Vice President Kamala Harris appeared to correct the President's “Iranian” gaffe by mouthing “Ukrainian” under her breath.

After the speech, an unverified video was posted online that zoomed in on Harris’ response to Biden confusing Ukrainians with Iranians. It looked like she whispered the correct “Ukrainian” as the US President either slurred his words to being inaudible or made a sudden shift in foreign policy towards Iran, reported Independent.

While delivering the speech, Biden mixed up during a key moment trying to inspire support for and among Ukrainians. He said that Russian President Vladimir Putin might circle "Kyiv with tanks, but he will never gain the hearts and souls of the Iranian people." The gaffe was followed by an awkward slow clap. He added that Putin will "never extinguish their love of freedom, and he will never, never weaken the resolve of the free world.”

Biden discussed the Ukraine invasion by Russia, and said that Putin "badly miscalculated" the Ukrainian people, reported Fox News. According to him, Putin sought to "shake the foundations of the free world thinking he could make it bend to his menacing ways. But he badly miscalculated." He said that Putin thought he could "roll into Ukraine and the world would roll over, instead he met a wall of strength he never anticipated or imagined. He met the Ukrainian people."

Biden also made it "clear" that American soldiers would not be engaged directly in the Russia-Ukraine conflict. Instead, the US will defend the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) allies in the event Putin "decides to keep moving west."

Biden noted that news about what’s happening can "seem alarming to all Americans, but, I want you to know, we are going to be okay." The American leader said that when the history of this era is written, "Putin’s war in Ukraine will have left Russia weaker and the rest of the world stronger."

Ukraine’s ambassador to the US, Oksana Markarova, attended the State of the Union as a guest of First Lady Jill Biden.

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi seen behind Joe Biden
U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi applaud as Joe Biden delivers the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress in the U.S. Capitol House Chamber on March 1, 2022 in Washington, DC. In his first State of the Union address, Biden spoke on his administration’s efforts to lead a global response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, work to curb inflation, and bring the country out of the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo by Saul Loeb - Pool/Getty Images

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