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Joe Biden Dings Bill Clinton's Presidency At Closed-Door Fundraiser, Report Claims

05/10/2014 03:56 pm ET | Updated May 10, 2014
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Vice President Joe Biden reportedly came out firing against Bill Clinton's presidency in a Friday closed-door fundraiser.

CNN reported Saturday that Biden spoke for more than a half hour at a VIP Capital City Club event in Columbia, S.C. The focus was the middle class, and among Biden's more notable remarks was one where he allegedly took a shot at the latter half of Clinton's tenure.

Citing three sources, the CNN report claims Biden said the middle class' struggle began during the "later years of the Clinton administration," and not the George W. Bush years.

Biden's appearance comes two months after he told ABC's "The View" that his decision on whether to run for president in 2016 would not be impacted by former First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's choice.

“The only reason to run for the President of the United States is if you truly believe you’re in a better position to do what you think is most needed in the country,” Biden said. "Whether she runs or not will not affect my decision.”

While neither Biden nor Clinton has announced their official plans for 2016, HuffPost Pollster's latest compilation of 33 publicly available polls shows a massive edge for Clinton (67 percent) over Biden (12 percent) in a potential head-to-head matchup.

Read the full CNN report here.

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