Kenyan president meets with Obama amid awkward press conference with Biden

Kenyan President William Ruto met with former President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C., Thursday in between a series of meetings with President Joe Biden and his team at the White House.

The Kenyan president’s official state visit to Washington will conclude Thursday with a formal state dinner at the White House.

Earlier: President Ruto met with former US President Obama at Blair House.

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Earlier in the day, Ruto held a formal “two-and-two” press conference with Biden where the two leaders pledged to continue to back the Multinational Security Support mission to support Haiti.

The president did stumble into a number of gaffes during his appearance with Ruto. The president mistakenly referred to Vice President Kamala Harris as “President Kamala Harris” and predicted that Africa, a continent which boasts more than 1.4 billion people, would soon surpass
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