HUFFINGTON POST
07/07/2009 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Gordon Brown "Obama Beach" Gaffe: British PM Misspeaks At D-Day Ceremony (VIDEO)

Maybe the stress is getting to him. British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, who spent Friday pushing back against calls for his resignation, made a somewhat embarrassing mistake while speaking Saturday during the ceremonies honoring the 65th anniversary of D-Day at Omaha Beach In France.

As Brown spoke somberly about the US and Britain's cooperation during the invasion of Normandy he said, "Next to Obama Beach, we join President Obama in paying particular tribute to the spectacular bravery of American soldiers who gave their lives."

The phonetically similar words nearly tripped up Brown again before he seemed to become aware of his mistake and say the name correctly.

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