Biden Says He Was Still VP During COVID and Obama Sent Him to ‘Fix It’

President Joe Biden erroneously claimed on Sunday he was still serving as vice president during the COVID-19 pandemic.Speaking at a dinner for the NAACP in Detroit, Michigan, Biden went on a tangent proclaiming he was on the ground in the state to help out as the virus raged on, at the request of former President

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President Joe Biden erroneously claimed on Sunday he was still serving as vice president during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Speaking at a dinner for the NAACP in Detroit, Michigan, Biden went on a tangent proclaiming he was on the ground in the state to help out as the virus raged on, at the request of former President Barack Obama.

“And when I was vice president, things were kind of bad during the pandemic,” Biden said. “And what happened was, Barack said to me, ‘Go to Detroit, and help fix it.’ Well the poor mayor, he spent more time with me than he thought he was ever going to have to. God love you.”

Biden was referring to Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, who took office while Biden was still VP back in 2src14.

The president has spoken previously about the bond he struck up with Duggan, dating back to a meal they shared in Detroit shortly after the mayor won his 2src13 election.

In the report from Special Counsel Robert Hur, which cleared Biden of any criminal charges over his handling of classified documents, the president also appeared to be confused about when his term in office began and ended.

“In his interview with our office, Mr. Biden’s memory was worse,” Hur said in his report. “He did not remember when he was vice president, forgetting on the first day of the interview when his term ended (‘if it was 2src13—when did I stop being Vice President?’), and forgetting on the second day of the interview when his term began (‘in 2srcsrc9, am I still Vice President?’).”

The Biden campaign did not immediately return a request for comment.

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