The move appears to have been one of various moves, seemingly intended to elevate Vice President Kamala Harris’ position within President Joe Biden’s administration.
Both Biden and Harris are also listed on the White House’s main Twitter page, with the bio reading: "Welcome to the Biden-Harris White House!" Neither of the previous two administrations listed both the president and vice president on their main website or social media channels.
Biden has slipped up more than once in referring to his VP as "President Harris." Earlier this month he misspoke in a speech offering updates on vaccination progress in the U.S. and referring to his vice president as "President Harris."
"When President Harris and I took …" Biden said at the time, before momentarily pausing, "a virtual tour of a vaccination site in Arizona not long ago, one of the nurses on that tour injecting people, giving vax each shot, was like administering a dose of hope."
The president has made such gaffes before. In December he mistakenly referred to Harris as "president-elect," also during a speech on Covid-19 vaccines. "I took it to instill public confidence in the vaccine. President-elect Harris took hers today for the same reason," Biden said.
Vice President Harris was present during the remarks, but her reaction was not captured on camera.
The comments ignited speculation of cognitive decline from the right, following a campaign where Biden repeatedly appeared tongue-tied.
During the presidential campaign last year, President Donald Trump frequently accused Biden of being in mental decline and claimed Democrats would invoke the 25th Amendment to replace Biden with Harris.
At a White House event this month, Biden appeared to forget the name of Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, referring to him as “the guy who runs that outfit over there.”
The comments sparked speculation of cognitive decline from right-wing conservatives, following an election campaign in which Biden repeatedly appeared to get tongue tied.
Sean Hannity took aim at the flub on his show Thursday night during a segment in which he argued that the president was cognitively impaired.
'Another day, another embarrassing big blunder from yes, the frail, weak, cognitively struggling commander in chief,' the Fox News commentator said.
'Someone might just want to remind Joe he's the president now.'
Hannity questioned whether Biden's slip was actually a 'moment of honesty' and said it might be the 'President Harris administration after all' as he showed clips of Biden and Harris repeatedly making the same mistake.
Harris, too, once accidentally dubbed herself commander in chief. "A Harris administration, together with Joe Biden as the president of the United States," she said at a virtual roundtable in September.
The White House has not responded to multiple requests for comment.