Joe Biden’s official presidential social media account scrambled to delete a Monday postweet in which the president embraced his recent meeting with Vietnamese President Võ Văn Thưởng.
Biden’s post showed the two men together, but there was a major issue with the post, which Townhall’s John Hasson pointed out.
The man pictured with Biden was not Vietnam’s president. It was actually the Vietnamese Chairman of the National Assembly, a man named Vuong Dinh Hue.
Hasson shared a screenshot of the deleted post, as well as pictures of both politicians.
“YIKES,” Hasson commented.
Biden’s team just posted a picture thanking Vietnam President Võ Văn Thưởng
There’s just one problem—that’s not Thưởng in the picture
It’s Vuong Dinh Hue, Chairman of the National Assembly pic.twitter.com/MeVpPzKCbS
— John Hasson (@SonofHas) September 12, 2023
Biden’s tweet read, “President Vo Van Thuöng, thank you for such a productive meeting. This partnership is about unleashing our people’s potential and, with it, a range of incredible possibilities.”
The deleted post was not replaced with an accurate photo of Biden with Van Thuöng, the New York Post reported.
The White House has not commented on the matter or issued a public apology to Văn Thưởng.
Biden visited Vietnam earlier this week on a diplomatic mission after a prior meeting with world leaders in India for the G20.