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Watch: Joe Biden mispronounces Rishi Sunak’s name as he mocks ew U.K. leader

Joe Biden has come under fire after mispronouncing the name of Rishi Sunak, who is due to become the first British prime minister of color on Tuesday.

Speaking at the White House on Monday, after Sunak’s ascent to 10 Downing Street was confirmed, the president said “Rashid Sanook” is “now the prime minister” of the U.K.

Following cheering from the crowd, the president said: “As my brother would say, go figure. Of the Conservative Party. Expected to become the prime minister I think tomorrow when he goes to see the king. Pretty astounding. A groundbreaking milestone and it matters.”

Sunak, a practicing Hindu, is replaced Liz Truss as British prime minister on Tuesday morning after meeting King Charles III.

Sunak’s parents, both of Indian descent, emigrated to the U.K. in the 1960s from East Africa.

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