Vice President Joe Biden wants everyone to know that he has high hopes for the ‘nation’ of Africa.
Biden isn’t just a walking gaffe machine – he’s a walking gaffe top-ten list. So when he goofed at Tuesday’s U.S.-Africa Business Forum, and there was no F-bomb involved, it didn’t make headlines.
But gaffe he did, in front of 50 world leaders and their entourages at the event held on the sidelines of President Barack Obama’s U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit.
Africa is a continent made up of 54 separate countries, including island nations off its coastlines.
‘If Africa’s governance and institutions can put its people in a position commensurate with their possibilities, the sky is the limit,’ the veep said Tuesday. ‘I mean, it is limitless.’
‘There’s no reason the nation of Africa cannot and should not join the ranks of the world’s most prosperous nations in the near term, in the decades ahead. There is simply no reason.’