It could happen to anyone, but that doesn’t make it any less funny.
Speaking at an event for Iowa Senate candidate Bruce Braley, the first lady mispronounced the Democratic hopeful’s name not once, not twice, but seven times in front of a crowd of supporters.
“I’m very excited to be here to support your next Senator from Iowa, our friend Bruce Bailey,” the first lady said commencing her speech on Friday.
“Iowa, if you want a leader that shares your values and will stand up for your families out in Washington, then you need to elect Bruce Bailey to the U.S. Senate,” she said again a few sentences later.
Obama continued to mispronounce the Braley’s name five more times until she was interrupted by an audience member, who made her aware of her continued slip-up.
“Braley?” she asked, looking quizzical. “What did I say? I’m losing it,” she laughed. “I’m getting old.”