Rattling off a litany of green initiatives he wants to see rural America embrace, Biden said offering federal tax incentives would help nudge the nation toward a carbon-neutral future.

‘It would also help people with housing, if you were able to continue to have what we propose, and I propose, what the president and I—’ he said, before stopping himself.

He continued a second later, saying Americans should ‘have, you know, tax credits for insulating homes, tax credits for making all businesses – all buildings, you know – energy contained, et cetera.’

A Republican operative in Iowa reacted Friday afternoon, saying: ‘Poor Joe. He thinks he still has Mike Pence’s job! He’s definitely not getting Donald Trump’s.’