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

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenDefense lawyers for alleged Capitol rioters to get tours of U.S. Capitol Sasse to introduce legislation giving new hires signing bonuses after negative jobs report Three questions about Biden's conservation goals MORE accidentally referred to fellow presidential candidate Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersGOP is consumed by Trump conspiracy theories Manchin on collision course with Warren, Sanders Sanders on Cheney drama: GOP is an 'anti-democratic cult' 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 BookerBush testifies before Congress about racist treatment Black birthing people face during childbirth, pregnancy Tim Scott sparks buzz in crowded field of White House hopefuls Never underestimate Joe Biden 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.