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Biden Isn't Sure How to Say 'Inglesby,' the Name of His New COVID Testing Czar

By CNSNews.com Staff | January 13, 2022 | 11:12am EST
President Joe Biden stumbles through remarks on COVID on January 13, 2022. (Photo: Screen capture)
President Joe Biden stumbles through remarks on COVID on January 13, 2022. (Photo: Screen capture)

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki announced on Tuesday that President Biden has named Dr. Tom Inglesby, the former director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, to lead the administration's COVID-19 testing program.

But on Thursday, President Biden didn't know how to pronounce the guy's name.

In his remarks on COVID -- much of it "get vaccinated" and "wear a mask" -- Biden also mentioned testing, telling Americans they can find a test "by googling "COVID test near me. Google -- COVID -- test -- near -- me," he repeated, drawing out each word.

"And to help lead our federal testing program, I've taught-- I've tau-- excuse me, I've tapped Dr. Tom In-- I hope I’m pronouncing -- Ing-- Ingle-- Inglesby. Correct? Is that right?" Biden asked his COVID team. "And he's, ah, he's one of the world's leading infectious disease experts and I’m grateful for his willingness to help tackle this challenge."

Biden announced that his administration will purchase an additional 500 million COVID at-home tests, bringing the total number of tests that will be distributed for free to 1 billion.

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