Biden heard on hot mic joking with Sanders about his arm gestures at debate

Biden heard on hot mic joking with Sanders about his arm gestures at debate
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenButtigieg campaign claims 'irregularities' in Nevada caucuses Poll: Sanders leads 2020 Democratic field with 28 percent, followed by Warren and Biden More than 6 in 10 expect Trump to be reelected: poll MORE was heard on a hot mic briefly joking with Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSchiff blasts Trump for making 'false claims' about Russia intel: 'You've betrayed America. Again.' Buttigieg campaign claims 'irregularities' in Nevada caucuses Poll: Sanders leads 2020 Democratic field with 28 percent, followed by Warren and Biden MORE (I-Vt.) about his arm gestures at the Democratic presidential debate on Tuesday night.

Biden leaned in and whispered to Sanders when the two shook hands at the start of the debate in Des Moines, moments after the Vermont senator joined the former vice president onstage.

“We’re close,” Biden was heard telling Sanders, apparently referring to the lecterns behind them. “Be careful with your arms.”

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Sanders responded by laughing and patting Biden on the arm.

The Vermont senator is known for his enthusiastic arm gestures at debates. He joined Biden at center stage for the CNN-Des Moines Register debate Tuesday night, the last debate before the Iowa caucuses early next month.

The two are considered front-runners in Iowa, along with Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenPoll: Sanders leads 2020 Democratic field with 28 percent, followed by Warren and Biden More than 6 in 10 expect Trump to be reelected: poll Sanders has wide leads in two of three battleground states: survey MORE (D-Mass.) and former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegButtigieg campaign claims 'irregularities' in Nevada caucuses Poll: Sanders leads 2020 Democratic field with 28 percent, followed by Warren and Biden 9-year-old asks Buttigieg how to be strong and tell people he is gay too MORE.