Biden mistakenly endorses Cory Booker for president

Former Vice President Joe Biden was at the center of Wednesday night’s debate, with a number of candidates seeking to put distance between themselves and the current 2020 Democratic front runner.

One of those candidates was Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.). During a back-and-forth about criminal justice reform, Biden mistakenly referred to the New Jersey senator as the “president” before correcting himself and then calling him the “future president” while grabbing the senator’s shoulder.

After a minute or two, Booker responded:

“I’m grateful that he endorsed my presidency already,” the New Jersey lawmaker said.

The exchange did not go unnoticed.

Booker’s Twitter account has already tried to start fundraising on the exchange.

“Future President has a nice ring to it. Chip in $5 (or whatever you can) to help our campaign keep up the momentum,” his account tweeted during the debate, with a link to a donation page.

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Andrew Wyrich

Andrew Wyrich

Andrew Wyrich is a politics staff writer for the Daily Dot, covering the intersection of politics and the internet. Andrew has written for USA Today, NorthJersey.com, and other newspapers and websites. His work has been recognized by the Society of the Silurians, Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE), and the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ).