Vice President Kamala Harris was introduced with the “Hail to the Chief” presidential anthem at the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University on Friday.
The presidential anthem is reserved for the presence of the commander-in-chief, but this time was played for Kamala Harris.
Typically, “Hail Columbia” is the anthem played for the vice president.
It’s unclear if this was a mistake by the university staff or the White House.
The song was cut off before it could finish.
Harris did not address the apparent “blunder” and continued her speech.
Watch (the presidential anthem starts at 20:20)
Harris’ visit was part of her 14-date college tour to reach young voters and talk about abortion, gun control, LGBT rights, and climate change.
“Well, as a proud HBCU graduate, it was very important for me to start this tour as some of the most distinguished, exceptional, higher education institutions in America, and that is why I am here at A&T,” Harris said.
Last week, Harris has declared she is prepared to be president “if necessary” while brushing off mounting concerns about Joe Biden’s age ahead of their campaigns for a second term.
CBS News asked Harris during an interview for “Face the Nation” to respond to concerns about Biden’s age.
Reporter Margaret Brennan asked Kamala Harris if she was prepared to become President.
“Yes, I am, if necessary,” she said.
She concluded, “But Joe Biden is going to be fine.”