Of course, the whole universe is already used to the great tradition of famous VP's jokes, breathlessly waiting for the next one as a matter of routine by now.
This time, during his speech in Harvard JB didn't disappoint too:
Speaking at the Harvard Institute of Politics in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Biden was asked a question by the vice president of the student body, prompting Biden to joke about how he feels about being number two. "Isn't it a b****?" Biden said to laughs from the crowd. "I mean, excuse me, the vice presidency? I mean woah."This is what ABC journo noticed in Harvard, anyhow.
But as you know, even a broken clock does a right thing twice a day, and there was another joke, where a completely different drama (AP reporter this time) developed.
Responding to questions following his speech at the Harvard Kennedy School on Thursday, Biden described Erdogan as "an old friend." Biden added: "He (Erdogan) said: 'You were right. We let too many people through.' Now they're trying to seal their border."Leaving aside the joke about Biden's friendship with Erdogan, mentioning the fact that Turkey let quite a lot of crazy Jihadis to use its territory as a jumping board into Syria, makes the Turkish top dog mad. And Erdogan responded, in his endearing manner, immediately:
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday demanded an apology from U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and warned he would become "history for me" over comments in which he said the Turkish leader had admitted that Turkey had made mistakes by allowing foreign fighters to cross into Syria.
Update: as for the validity of Biden's statement, here is a bit of confirmation:
Disillusioned British jihadists stuck in Turkey because they are too scared to come back to UK
Hm... Turkey - isn't it where Mr Erdogan usually poops?
Update 2: the clown apologized!
Biden spoke with Erdogan by phone on Saturday, the White House said.Oh boy... that sure does show the principled and strong stance of US of A...
"The vice president apologized for any implication that Turkey or other allies and partners in the region had intentionally supplied or facilitated the growth of ISIL or other violent extremists in Syria," the White House said, referring to an acronym for the Islamic State group.
Update 3: the joke continues to reverberate:
The United Arab Emirates said Sunday it wants "a formal clarification" of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden's recent comments that America's allies in the Middle East sent weapons and cash to extremists fighting in Syria.At this rate apologizing will become a full time job. Finally an occupation!
Update 4: And now an apology to UAE:
The latest apology came in phone call from Biden to the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, representatives from both countries said Sunday. The vice president issued an apology to Turkey earlier during the weekend.All that for accidentally telling the truth... poor Joe.