Biden's slip of the tongue may have revealed his presidential intentions

Joe Biden.
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Former Vice President Joe Biden must be anxious to finally announce his presidential bid.

Biden may have accidentally revealed his decision to run in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary during a speech on Saturday in his home state of Delaware.

During the speech, Biden addressed some of the criticism he has received from progressives. "I have the most progressive record of anybody running," Biden said before stopping himself. He amended his statement immediately to say that he meant he had the most progressive record out of "anybody who would run."

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But the backtrack was too late — the slip of the tongue drew an enthusiastic cheer from the audience, many of whom gave him a standing ovation. Per Politico, Biden tried to quiet the audience with his hands, chuckled, and made the sign of the cross on his chest.

Biden has yet to formally announce his campaign, but he has reportedly indicated to friends that he is "all but certain" to enter the continually growing Democratic field of candidates.

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