Biden’s blunder over eulogy plan for Carter
JOE Biden has accidentally revealed he plans to deliver the eulogy at the funeral of former president Jimmy Carter.
Speaking at a California fundraiser, he told of his ‘recent’ visit to see Mr Carter, whom Mr Biden has known since he was a Delaware senator supporting the 39th president’s 1976 campaign.
Mr Carter, 98, is the longest-lived president and announced on February 18 that he would spend his remaining days at his home in Georgia receiving end-of-life care.
‘He asked me to do his eulogy,’ said President Biden, 80, before adding: ‘Excuse me, I shouldn’t say that.’
Details of his condition have not been disclosed, though Mr Biden alluded to Mr Carter’s 2015 cancer diagnosis. ‘It’s finally caught up with him, but they found a way to keep him going for a lot longer than anticipated,’ he said.
Family members have confirmed that Mr Carter, who served one term before losing to Ronald Reagan in 1980, will have a state funeral in Washington.