Biden: I’m Going to Beat Joe Biden

May 22, 2020

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Friday appeared to tell CNBC he will defeat himself in the November election.

"I’m prepared to say that I have a record of over 40 years and that I’m going to beat Joe Biden," Biden said. "Look at my record."

Biden's campaign did not reply by press time to a request for clarification.

The candidate was responding to an interview question about whether he plans to govern as a progressive "in the mold of" Sens. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.). Biden noted his record and opposition to progressive policies like Medicare for All.

Gaffes are common for the former vice president to make. During an earlier interview, Biden told The Breakfast Club radio host Charlamagne tha God that he isn't "black" if he can't decide between voting for him or for Donald Trump.

"If you have a problem figuring out whether you're for me or Trump, then you ain't black," Biden said.

Last August Biden raised eyebrows with another racial comment when he said, "Poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids."

"We have this notion that somehow if you're poor you cannot do it," Biden said at the time. "Poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids. Wealthy kids, black kids, Asian kids. No, I really mean it."