Biden’s verbal slip in Delaware speech suggests he might run for president

The former vice president tried to correct himself, but was drowned out by crowd cheers.

Biden’s verbal slip in Delaware speech suggests he might run for president
Former Vice President Joe Biden delivers his speech during the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. (Sven Hoppe/dpa via AP) (Sven Hoppe)

Author: Associated Press

Published: 8:50 AM EDT March 17, 2019

Updated: 8:50 AM EDT March 17, 2019

A slip of the tongue by former Vice President Joe Biden might suggest he's leaning toward running for the White House again.

In a keynote speech at a Saturday dinner for the Delaware Democratic Party, Biden boasted that he has "the most progressive record of anybody running."

But Biden hasn’t announced whether he is running again for president. He quickly corrected himself, saying “anybody who would run — I didn’t mean it. Anybody who would run.”

Cheers nearly drowned out his correction. Although Biden has been known to go off script, his remark is likely to be viewed as a Washington-style gaffe — a case of accidentally telling the truth.

Biden sounded like a candidate-in-waiting, pushing Democratic policies and accusing President Donald Trump of dividing the country.

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