Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden referred to himself as the "running mate" of his own vice presidential candidate during a Tuesday drive-in campaign event in Atlanta, Georgia.
"Folks, my name is Joe Biden, and I'm Jill Biden's husband, and I'm Kamala's running mate," said Biden. "Y'all think I'm kidding don't you?"
Biden's reference to his running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), drew the attention of conservative figures and the Trump campaign, who have repeatedly called Biden a "Trojan Horse" for a far-left political agenda spearheaded by lawmakers such as Harris.
Speculation on Biden's physical and mental health, especially in light of similar verbal gaffes, has led many to believe he would be quickly be declared unfit to serve if elected and be replaced by Harris.
Last month, Harris herself referred to a "Harris administration" in a virtual event with business leaders.
"A Harris administration, together with Joe Biden as the president of the United States," she said before correcting herself. "The Biden-Harris administration will provide access to $100 billion in low-interest loans and investments from minority business owners.
Biden made two campaign stops in Georgia on Tuesday, seeing a strategic opportunity to be the first Democratic presidential nominee to win the state since 1992. President Trump currently only leads the polls in Georgia by 0.4%.