A summary of Biden’s political blunders

A summary of Biden’s political blunders

— On Oct. 2, 2014, Vice President Biden, while speaking at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, touched off a diplomatic incident after he sounded off on U.S. allies in the fight against the Islamic State — suggesting they heedlessly gave arms and money to extremists.

“The Turks … the Saudis, the Emiratis, etc. What were they doing?” he said. “They were so determined to take down [Syrian President Bashar] Assad and essentially have a proxy Sunni-Shia war.”

Biden afterward apologized to top officials in Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.

During the same event, Biden also replied to a question from a student who identified himself as the vice president of the student body. “Isn’t it a b-tch?” Biden responded. “Excuse me…the vice president thing.”

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