AMHERST, N.Y. (WIVB) – Though President Obama met Congressman Brian Higgins and Mayor Byron Brown at the Buffalo Niagara Airport before speaking at the University at Buffalo, there was an awkward moment at the beginning of his speech.
Obama said, “Your outstanding mayor, Brian Higgins is here…Give him a big round of applause.”
He then continued, “What? Byron Brown. I’m sorry, Byron. Let me, what I meant was your Congressman Brian Higgins is here, your mayor, Byron Brown is here. It’s what happens when you get to be 52-years-old.”
The minor flub got a lot of attention on social media sites.