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Biden jokingly calls woman at campaign event 'a lying dog-faced pony soldier'

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenObama: Ensuring democracy 'continues to work effectively' keeps me 'up at night' New Jersey landlords prohibited from asking potential tenants about criminal records Overnight Defense: Pentagon pulling some air defense assets from Middle East | Dems introduce resolution apologizing to LGBT community for discrimination | White House denies pausing military aid package to Ukraine MORE joked that a woman at a New Hampshire campaign event was a "lying dog-faced pony soldier" in response to a question about his performance in the Iowa caucuses. 

The woman, who said she was an economics major, asked the Democratic presidential candidate how he explained his standing after Iowa, where the former vice president emerged in fourth place. 

"Good question. Number one, Iowa is a Democratic caucus. Ever been to a caucus?" Biden asked the woman.

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She reportedly responded that she had.

"No, you haven't. You're a lying, dog-faced pony soldier. You gotta be honest," Biden responded to laughter, using a joke his campaign said he had made before. 

As the clip of the interaction began making the rounds, Biden's campaign rushed to point out the line was a joke he had made multiple times and was met with laughter. 

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Biden spokesperson Andrew Bates tweeted a similar response to a tweet from President TrumpDonald TrumpWhite House denies pausing military aid package to Ukraine Poll: 30 percent of GOP voters believe Trump will 'likely' be reinstated this year Black Secret Service agent told Trump it was offensive to hold rally in Tulsa on Juneteenth: report MORE's son Donald Trump Jr.

"And to quote your dad, 'Bing bong, Joe Biden's beating my ass in every poll. Ukraine, I won't give you military aid you need unless you lie about him for me. Oh shit, now I'm getting impeached!'" Bates added. 

In the clip from Biden's campaign event, he goes on to tell the woman he doesn't think the Iowa caucuses are a good measure of how a candidate will perform in other states. 

"It was a little bit confusing in Iowa, number one," he said, referencing the chaotic and delayed results. 

"Let's assume it was all, everything was exactly right in Iowa. The idea that you come in with half the delegates the leaders come in with in Iowa doesn't necessarily say how you’re going to win Michigan, how you’re going to win Pennsylvania," he said. 

He added that the Michigan Democratic Party Black Caucus endorsed him Sunday. 

The caucus had previously supported Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisHarris signals a potential breakthrough in US-Mexico cooperation Watch live: Harris delivers remarks on vaccination efforts Biden signs Juneteenth bill: 'Great nations don't ignore their most painful moments' MORE (D-Calif.), who dropped out of the race.