Vice President Joe Biden speaking to a crowd of 1,200 people at a high school in Lakewood, Ohio, the vice-president said that "President Clinton bankrupted Chrysler so that Italians could buy it to ship jobs overseas to China'.
Bill Clinton was the 42nd president of the U.S. and left office in January 2001. Barack Obama became the 44th president in January 2009 and for the past nearly four years Biden has served as his vice-president.
In Biden's defence, there was perhaps a Freudian element to the slip. Clinton, has been mobilised by the current president to be his most prominent campaigner and the two men made joint appearances in Virginia on Saturday and New Hampshire on Sunday.
Biden's gaffes are numerous and legendary in political circles.
On a previous stop in Danville, Virginia, Biden declared: "We can win North Carolina!" Last week, Biden joked about his gaffes while at the same time putting a slightly more favourable gloss on his mixing up Virginia and North Carolina and Ohio with Iowa"
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