Last night during the Democrat debate, Joe Biden was asked about the deportations of illegal immigrants that occured underneath the Obama Administration, to which he replied,
“The president did the best thing that was able to be done at the time.”
Moderator Jorge Ramos then questioned,
“How about you?”
And in another 2019 Joe Biden-moment to go down in the books, Biden declared,
“I’m the vice president of the United States.”
This did not escape the attention of those watching, who were quick to point out the fact that Joe Biden declared himself the current Vice President of the United States on-air.
Let's be honest: even if this was a mistake or slur, Joe Biden calling himself Vice President of the USA is doing no favors to curb the widespread speculation that he is mentally unfit for presidency.
And, the real Vice President of America, Mike Pence was not going to let Biden's (flub? sign of dementia? arrogant declaration?) slide.
VP Pence corrected Sleepy Joe at a House Republican gathering in Baltimore,
“By the way — I heard my predecessor said that, he was answering a question about his years in the White House and he said ‘I’m the vice president of the United States,' so let me be clear: I am the vice president of the United States of America."
Watch the epic clip of Mike Pence's swipe at Biden here for yourself:
Politico had the following to say about Vice President Pence's hit back at Joe Biden over who is really VP:
Vice President Mike Pence took a swipe at his predecessor on Friday, correcting a statement by Joe Biden in the previous night’s Democratic primary debate in which Biden suggested he was currently in office.
Speaking at a gathering of House Republicans in Baltimore, Pence ran through his top takeaways from the debate, bashing Democratic proposals like “Medicare for All,” when he noted Biden’s slip.
“By the way — I heard my predecessor said that, he was answering a question about his years in the White House and he said ‘I’m the vice president of the United States,’” Pence recounted to the lawmakers.
“So let me be clear: I am the vice president of the United States of America,” he continued, gesturing at himself and prompting sustained applause from the audience.
Biden’s forceful statement came during one of the more contentious back-and-forths of the third debate in Houston, when moderator Jorge Ramos pressed Biden about the Obama administration’s level of deportations and his role in those removals.
It was the second time in as many debates that Biden was confronted over the issue, and he took flak from his rivals onstage both times when he attempted to distance himself and minimize the role he played in the deportations — a stark departure from his usual embrace of all things Obama.
USA Today also commented:
Vice President Mike Pence took a jab at Joe Biden on Friday by correcting a statement his predecessor made in the prior night’s Democratic debate.
During a testy back and forth between ABC News moderator Jorge Ramos and Biden on Barack Obama’s deportation record, Ramos asked the former vice president, “Did you make a mistake with those deportations?”
Biden responded that Obama “did the best thing that was able to be done,” prompting a response Ramos asking, “How about you?”
“I'm the vice president of the United States,” Biden stated.
Addressing House Republicans in Baltimore at the GOP retreat, Pence took that declaration head-on.
“Before I lost interest, I was trying to keep track of what was going on,” Pence said. But not before he heard Biden’s response.
“I heard my predecessor said that, he was answering a question about his years in the White House and he said ‘I’m the vice president of the United States,’” he recalled.
“So let me be clear, I am the vice president of the United States,” Pence continued, prompting an enthusiastic response from the crowd.
Joe Biden referring to himself as America's vice president was not the only gaffe he made during the Democrat debate last night.
He also called Bernie Sanders the President of the USA!
What world is Joe living in?
Watch the clip of Biden calling Bernie president here for yourself, in case you haven't seen it yet: