(CNN) – Even in a stirring, somber moment, the president’s last name can prove vexing to some.
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown misspoke on stage during ceremonies for the 65th anniversary of D-Day at Omaha Beach, France, Saturday.
Discussing U.S.–Great Britain cooperation during the invasion, Brown said, “Next to Obama Beach, we join President Obama in paying particular tribute to the spectacular bravery of American soldiers who gave their lives”.
He stumbled again on a second reference to Omaha Beach before saying it correctly.
There was no reaction on the face of President Obama during the slip as he sat next to Britain's Prince Charles.
For Brown, the visit to Normandy was an escape from political pressures at home, where his government is under fire and a number of Cabinet members resigned this week. In a move some thought may be an effort to help the embattled Brown, the White House said Friday that Obama had called Brown on the eve of the trip to discuss the world economy and his speech to the Muslim world.
The White House statement noted, “President Obama looks forward to seeing Prime Minister Brown in Normandy on Saturday where they will continue their conversation.”
But even the respite from domestic politics for Brown didn’t bring an end to his rough week.
I really don't think this is worthy of a story. That was a wonderful ceremony today and this is all CNN can come up with right now on the ticker?
well, at least obama does not put his name on the side of a building
Obama Beach- maybe Gordon Brown knows something we don't – MTV's planning their next reality show.
This is clearly the most critically important news of the week.
Interesting to see his facial features so distressed....there is more going on in this world than is being told....time to ask some 'real' questions about the economy throughout the world.....no more lies to the public....
Oh Simmy you made my day...just can't stop laughing while visualizing the comment....good one!
Obama is the Chosen One. He will bring peace to our divided world.
Blessed Be Barack.
Wait, obama doesnt own the beach?
We are so proud of you President Barack Obama. we walking with you.
President Bush is genuinely tongue-tied, mangling his syntax and mispronouncing names. Obamas scripted moments burnish his creds and perpetuate his myth, but the unscripted moments reveals very limited knowledge and his lack of insight.