Gaffe: Joe Biden Gestures at Bernie Sanders When Referring to Vladimir Putin

Democratic presidential hopeful former US Vice President Joe Biden gestures during the fourth Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season co-hosted by The New York Times and CNN at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio on October 15, 2019. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP …
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Former Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday mistakenly gestured at Sen. Bernie Sanders when referring to Vladimir Putin, sparking laughter from the audience.

“The fact of the matter is, you have Russia influencing and trying to break up NATO, what does the president do, he says ‘I believe Vladimir Putin,'” Biden said, gesturing to Bernie Sanders.

“Excuse me,” Bernie Sanders asked as the audience laughed, “Vladimir Putin, here?”

“No, no, no,” Biden stammered, giving Sanders a side-hug to express his affection for the veteran senator from Vermont.

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