The term “economic intercourse” was trending on Twitter Tuesday afternoon after Democratic presidential frontrunner and former Vice President Joe Biden used the term in an interview with CBS 4 Miami.
“I would get much more engaged in the world,” Biden said when asked about the United States’ handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. “We can’t step back. If in fact, for example, we solve the problem in the United States of America and you don’t solve it in other parts of the world do you know what’s going to happen? You’re going to have travel bans, you’re not going to have economic intercourse around the world.”
JOE BIDEN: “You’re going to not be able to have economic intercourse..”
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) April 28, 2020
The word intercourse has two meanings. One is “communication or dealings between individuals or groups” and the other definition is the one Twitter was consumed with.
Maybe it was just a Freudian slip considering the news surrounding Biden and the sexual assault allegations against him.