Biden says he’s running for Senate, forgets Mitt Romney’s name

Joe Biden made a stunning gaffe Monday.

The Democrat appeared to momentarily forget that he is running for president of the United States, saying that he is running for the Senate instead, Fox News reported.

Biden forgets he’s running for president

Biden made the awkward comments while campaigning in the swing state of Ohio on Monday.

“You know, we have to come together. That’s why I’m running. I’m running as a proud Democrat for the Senate,” Biden said, “when I ran as a proud Democrat for vice president, and I’m running as a proud Democrat for president. But I promise you this, I will govern as an American president.” Watch:

Joe Biden served as a senator from Delaware for decades before serving as Barack Obama’s vice president. President Trump has often taken jabs at Biden’s long career, accusing him of failing to accomplish very much during his 47 years in Washington — or longer, as Biden seemed to suggest.

Earlier in the day, Biden forgot the name of his former boss’s election rival in 2012, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, while taking questions about Amy Coney Barrett’s faith.

“You may remember, I got in trouble when we were running against the senator who was a Mormon, the governor, OK? And I took him on,” Biden said. “No one’s faith should be questioned.”

Trump reacts

President Trump has often mocked Biden over his various gaffes, which have occurred early and fairly often over the course of his campaign. Biden previously said he was running for the Senate in February, before a surprise victory in the South Carolina primary put him on the road to the presidential nomination. “My name’s Joe Biden. I’m a Democratic candidate for the United States Senate,” he said at the time.

After all these months, however, Biden is still making basic errors like these.

In tweets and at a Florida rally Monday, Trump made fun of Biden over the latest slipups, saying he would be disqualified if he made similar mistakes.

“If I ever had a day like he had today, they’d say, ‘It’s over. It’s over.’ … He forgot Mitt Romney’s name. He didn’t know what state he was in. And he said today he’s a proud Democrat running for the U.S. Senate,” Trump told rallygoers.

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