Joe Biden Vows He’s ‘Going to Beat Joe Biden’ - WATCH
NOT satire: Former vice president makes bizarre gaffe during CNBC interview
Joe Biden, the presumptive Democrat presidential nominee, has promised his voters that he is "going to beat Joe Biden" in the November election.
The former vice president made the bizarre gaffe during an interview with CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Friday.
During the segment, Biden was asked to speak directly Democrats aligned with the progressive agendas of Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.
He wasted no time in pledging to defeat himself before laying out several areas of his policies.
“I’m prepared to say that I have a record of over 40 years,” Biden said.
“And that I’m going to beat Joe Biden," he declared, completely unchecked by host Joe Kernen.
"Look at my record," Biden continued, without correcting his flub.
"The fact is that some areas that I think, for example, I think health care is a right, not a privilege.
"I do not support Medicare for all. I will not support Medicare for all.
"But I do support making sure that Obama care is around as a public option."
"But I do not support a forgiving debt loan for every single solitary person no matter where you went to school," he added.
"But I do support the idea, if, in fact, you have student debt as a consequence of going to a public university and your income is under $125,000, it should be forgiven.
"I do believe that any going to school that in fact goes to a public university and/or community college, they should be able to go for free if income is under $125,000."
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Earlier that day, during "The Breakfast Club" podcast, Biden told voters they "ain't black" if they can't decide whether to vote for him or President Donald Trump.
After a backlash ensued, Biden later apologized, describing the comment as “much too cavalier.”
“I know that the comments have come off like I was taking the African American vote for granted," Biden said as he attempted to walk back his earlier statement that was blasted as "racist" and "arrogant."
"But nothing could be further from the truth.
"I’ve never ever done that, and I’ve earned it every time I’ve run.
"I was making the point that I have never taken the vote for granted.
"And in fact, I know in order to win the presidency, I need the African American vote.
"And it was the driving force, as I said, in the beginning of my campaign a year ago, to my being able to win in the first place and win the primary.
"And it is going to be critical to my winning the presidency."