Biden Calls UK PM Rishi Sunak 'Rashee Sanook'

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 26, 2022 1:29 AM CDT

President Biden had his own "Adele Dazeem" moment Monday night at a Washington, DC, event to mark the beginning of Diwali, a Hindu religious festival. Referring to new UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, who is of Indian descent and the first Hindu to hold the PM role, Biden said, "Just today, we’ve got news that Rashee, Rashee Sanook is now the prime minister. Pretty astounding. A groundbreaking milestone. And it matters, it matters." The Guardian notes that the White House press secretary also initially got Sunak's name wrong, but corrected the error. (More Rishi Sunak stories.)

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