Joe Biden often receives criticism for his misspoken words, comments and gaffes. And they’ve even been used against him to suggest he has dementia throughout his Presidential campaign. However, his most recent comment that was an example of his misspeaking has actually earned him quite a bit of praise.

During the final Presidential debate with Donald Trump on Thursday night, as the President insisted he wasn’t racist, Biden rebutted by using Trump’s references to how he was one of the best Republican presidents since Abraham Lincoln against him, before naming things he has said and done that have indicated he was actually racist. However, he misspoke when referencing the Alt-right group, The Proud Boys, who the President refused to denounce during their first debate.

“Abraham Lincoln here is one of the racist Presidents we’ve had in modern history. He pours fuel on every single racist fire. Every single one,” Biden said. “Started off his campaign coming down the escalator saying he’s going to get rid of those Mexican rapists. He’s banned Muslims because they’re Muslim. He has moved around and made everything worse across the board. He says about the poor boys, last time we were on stage here, he told them stand down and stand ready. Come on, this guy is a dog whistle about as big as a foghorn.”

After the comment, however, social media become flooded with comments by Biden’s supporters, who seized on it and decided to rebrand the group, who they predicted would have a negative response to getting the wrong name.

The group, whose leader stated earlier this week that he was “disassociating” from them, has not responded to the slipup.

Democratic candidate and former US vice president Joe Biden attacked President Donald Trump over his North Korea diplomacy during the final presidential debate at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee Democratic candidate and former US vice president Joe Biden attacked President Donald Trump over his North Korea diplomacy during the final presidential debate at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee Photo: AFP / Brendan Smialowski