Vice President Joe Biden repeated a gaffe from last month on Thursday when he pointed out the military aide who travels with him carrying the nuclear launch codes.
Again criticizing GOP nominee Donald Trump as unfit to be commander-in-chief during a Hillary Clinton campaign rally in Ohio, Biden cited the responsibility of holding the nuclear codes.
"He has no idea what the hell he's talking about, and guess what? That's OK sometimes … But I've got a military aide with me carrying a briefcase," Biden said, pointing to his left. "No, I mean this sincerely. That briefcase has the nuclear codes in it and, God forbid, if something happened to the president and a decision had to be made, I open it up and the nuclear codes are there. Just imagine giving this guy access."
The crowd laughed, and Biden grew stern.
"No, no, no, I really mean it!" he said. "Imagine giving this guy access to the nuclear codes. A guy who says how he'd consider using nuclear weapons. A guy who talks about how may other countries should become nuclear powers. I mean, my God."
He did the same thing last month during his first appearance alongside Clinton:
Speaking in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Biden assailed Clinton’s Republican opponent Donald Trump as not being worthy to know such sensitive information.
"There’s a guy who follows me, right back here," Biden said, pointing behind him to the right, "has the nuclear codes, so God forbid anything ever happened to the president and I had to make a decision, the codes are with—he is not qualified to know the code! He can’t be trusted!"