Abbas accidentally calls Blinken ‘Secretary Clinton’

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas accidentally referred to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken as “Secretary Clinton” at the start of their meeting in Ramallah, according to a transcript from the State Department.

PRESIDENT ABBAS:  (Via interpreter)  In the name of God, the merciful and the compassionate, we would like to welcome Secretary Clinton, who visits us these – in these days —

STAFF:  Blinken.

PRESIDENT ABBAS:  (Via interpreter) – Sorry – Blinken, who visits us in these days —

SECRETARY BLINKEN:  It’s an improvement. (Laughter.)

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