BIDEN SLIP: “Proud To Be President”

At the Iowa State Inaugural Ball, Vice President Joe Biden unwittingly gave himself a promotion.

With President Obama’s official inauguration taking place Sunday, it may be a little early to be speculating on contenders to replace him come 2016.

Vice President Joe Biden speaking at the Iowa State Inaugural Ball in Washington, D.C. seemed to get a little ahead of himself.

After praising the 44th president, Biden slipped, “I’m proud to be president of the United States, but I’m prouder to be Barack …” Footage posted on mediaite.com shows the crowd quickly catching on to the slip erupting in laughter.

“I am proud,” he corrected himself, “to be vice president of the United States.”

This isn’t the first time Biden has had the promotion with President Obama introducing his then running mate in August 2008 as, “the next president of the United States,” before quickly correcting himself.

Mitt Romney did something similar when first introducing Rep. Paul Ryan as the next President of the United States during the 2012 election. Ryan was Romney’s V.P. on his ticket.

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