Vice President Biden cracks a joke about his job using a certain five-letter word.
WASHINGTON (CNN) — Vice President Joe Biden has a colorful take on ranking second.
The latest Bidenism came Thursday night at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics, when a questioner introduced himself as the vice president of the student body.
“Isn’t that a b—-?” a smiling Biden said. “I mean … excuse me. The vice president thing.”
Realizing what he’d just said, Biden quickly added: “I’m joking, I’m joking, I’m joking. Best decision I ever made. I’m joking — that was a joke.”
The student told Biden that he hopes he loves being vice president. “I do, actually. I love the guy I work with,” Biden said.
The comment came during a substantive event where Biden discussed free trade deals, foreign policy, the Ebola outbreak, race relations and more.
It’s far from the first time Biden’s quips have drawn attention — sometimes unwanted. The most famous example came in 2010, when he whispered to President Barack Obama — close enough for microphones to pick up the comment — that passage of the health care law was “a big f—ing deal.”
Steve Brusk contributed to this report.
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