On Tuesday, Biden signed a proclamation establishing the Avi Kwa Ame National Monument in honor of Tribal Nations and Indigenous peoples. The only issue is he hilariously couldn’t even say the name of the monument.
Biden wrote on Twitter, “Today, I’m proud to use my authority to establish the Avi Kwa Ame National Monument – or “Spirit Mountain” – in Nevada. It’s one of America’s most beautiful landscapes that’s rich in biodiversity and sacred to so many Tribes who have been there since time immemorial.”
While trying to speak, Biden babbled: “First, I’m proud to use my authority under the Antiquities Act to establish the… And I want you to know it’s a big deal. The Havenne Qua May… I’m having trouble.”
The audience then intervened as those in attendance yelled out the correct pronunciation.
Biden completely fails to pronounce the name of his new national monument. pic.twitter.com/kB3n7Q1RZ7
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) March 21, 2023
Today, I'm proud to use my authority to establish the Avi Kwa Ame National Monument – or "Spirit Mountain” – in Nevada.
It's one of America's most beautiful landscapes that's rich in biodiversity and sacred to so many Tribes who have been there since time immemorial.
— President Biden (@POTUS) March 21, 2023