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

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenNearly 300 former national security officials sign Biden endorsement letter Trump narrows Biden's lead in Pennsylvania: poll Florida breaks first-day early voting record with 350K ballots cast MORE accidentally referred to fellow presidential candidate Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Goldman Sachs - Tipping point week for Trump, Biden, Congress, voters Biden and Schumer face battles with left if Democrats win big Push to expand Supreme Court faces Democratic buzzsaw 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 BookerBooker 'outs' Cruz as vegan; Cruz jokingly decries 'scurrilous attack' Why Latinos should oppose Barrett confirmation Judiciary Committee sets vote on Barrett's nomination for next week 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.