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Biden mistakes New Hampshire for Vermont during campaign stop

Former Vice President Joe Biden mistakenly praised the state of Vermont on Saturday when asked about his impression of Keene, N.H., by reporters during a press gaggle.

Video of the exchange shows Biden remarking about Vermont’s “beauty” after an unseen reporter asks him for his “impression” of the town, which is located in southwestern New Hampshire, close to the state’s border with Vermont.

{mosads}”I love this place. Look, what’s not to like about Vermont in terms of the beauty of it? And what a neat town. This is like a scenic, beautiful town. The mayor’s been a good guy. Everybody has been really friendly. I like Keene a lot,” Biden said.

Biden holds a strong lead nationally over the Democratic primary field in most polls but has been criticized for gaffes made on the campaign trail, and he was overtaken by top rival Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in a recent poll of the New Hampshire primary.

President Trump has attacked the former vice president in recent weeks over his gaffes and earlier this month suggested that Biden was not “playing with a full deck.”

Biden, meanwhile, torched the president’s “embarrassing” international leadership ahead of the Group of Seven summit this weekend.

“He has insulted our closest partners and denigrated one of our most capable allies, Denmark—a country that has repeatedly fought and sacrificed alongside our troops. He issued yet another attack on NATO, reiterating his belief that NATO is an American-run protection racket where our allies better pay up, or else,” Biden said Friday.

Other candidates have tripped up on the campaign trail while mentioning where they are in recent weeks, including former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas), who reportedly mixed up South Carolina and North Carolina during a campaign stop in Greensboro in April, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), who misspoke while referring to California and Washington D.C. earlier this week.

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