Vice President Joe Biden told audience members at a Friday fundraiser that they looked "dull as hell."
The vice president was speaking at the Fairfax Hotel in Washington to over two hundred members of the Turkish and Azerbaijani communities.
Biden was speaking about Azerbaijan, and said progress had been made "in the interest of the region and the interest of the United States of America."
Then, according to a White House pool report, he said, "I guess what I’m trying to say without boring you too long at breakfast -- and you all look dull as hell, I might add. The dullest audience I have ever spoken to. Just sitting there, staring at me. Pretend you like me!" That reportedly drew laughs from the audience.
Then it was back to Azerbaijan.
"But the point of it is this. We view Azerbaijan as country with tremendous potential. We want Azerbaijan to succeed in its goal of developing a modern democracy and becoming a regional leader," said the vice president.
The vice president also spoke on foreign policy, echoing his attack line Thursday that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, was stuck in a Cold War mindset given his hawkish stance towards Russia.