Joe Biden is the new President of the United States! At least that was the Vice President’s take on the situation during his latest slip of the tongue.
Just several hours before President Obama was set to be sworn in, Biden told his supporters at the Iowa State Society inauguration ball:
“I’m proud to be president of the United States.”
Biden apparently didn’t realize what he had just said. Instead, as the crowd laughed and cheered, his son Beau Biden stepped in and corrected his dad’s misspoken words.
Biden is about to turn 74-years-old, yet, despite his accelerated age, he has hinted at a Presidential run for 2016.
After his gaffe was pointed out by his son, Joe Biden quickly returned to his favorite election day quote:
“I’m proud to be vice president of the United States. but I am prouder to be Barack Obama’s, President Barack Obama’s, vice president.”
Biden then continued to thank Iowan’s for their continued support:
“I came to say thank you. Just simply thank you.”
Biden will likely face a crowded field should he choose to run for President in 2016. Among Biden’s toughest competitors could be Hillary Clinton and Maryland Democratic Governor Martin O’Malley.
Next to Clinton, Biden is widely seen as being at the front of the ranks of potential Democratic contenders in 2016.
Are you surprised by Joe Biden’s newest slip of the tongue or has that type of misspoken speech become a regular part of his Vice Presidency?