US President Joe Biden welcomed Rishi Sunak as the new British Prime Minister by mispronouncing his name.
At an event in Washington Monday night marking the start of Diwali, Biden said to cheers, “Just today we have news that Rashee, Rashee Sanook is now prime minister.”
“Pretty amazing,” Biden continued. “A decisive step. And it matters, it matters. »
Sunak is the UK’s first Anglo-Asian Prime Minister and the first Hindu to hold the post.