Biden mistakenly refers to Sanders as 'the president' during debate

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenPresidents and 'presidents' Biden to blast Trump's church photo op in Philadelphia speech Rudy Giuliani calls on Cuomo to remove Bill de Blasio MORE accidentally referred to fellow presidential candidate Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersFive things to watch in Tuesday's primaries Nina Turner responds to Cornel West's remarks about George Floyd COVID-19 pandemic will shrink economy by trillion in next decade: CBO MORE (I-Vt.) as “the president” during a heated exchange on health care during the third Democratic presidential debate Thursday.

“The president, or my friend from Vermont —” Biden said, gesturing to Sanders as he and the Vermont senator traded barbs on health care and the costs of Sanders’s “Medicare for All” proposal.

 

 

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Biden has previously accidentally referred to his fellow candidate, Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerSchumer calls on McConnell to schedule vote on law enforcement reform bill before July 4 This week: Senate reconvenes as protests roil nation amid pandemic City leaders, Democratic lawmakers urge Trump to tamp down rhetoric as protests rage across US MORE (D-N.J.), as “the president” in an earlier debate.

The brief error came shortly before former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro hit Biden for “forgetting what you said two minutes ago” regarding whether his own health care proposals would require a buy-in.