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Democratic debate: Joe Biden’s ‘record player’ comment sends Twitter spiraling

Former Vice President Joe Biden mentioned a ‘record player,’ and the internet couldn’t handle it

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden answers a question Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, during a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by ABC at Texas Southern University in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden answers a question Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, during a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by ABC at Texas Southern University in Houston.
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Political debates — especially those on the national scale — tend to have some meme-able moments. That is to say, brief moments that are prime for social media reaction.

In the Democratic primary debate Thursday night, former Vice President Joe Biden had one of those moments. When asked about education and inequality, Biden quickly side-stepped the question and hit on a number of topics, including race, education and Venezuela, blowing past his allotted time.

Biden talked about how children need to attend school and not just day care. He also said families need to have a safe home.

“Make sure you have the record player on at night,” he said

Cue Twitter:

Earlier in the night, Biden made headlines for a heated moment with Julian Castro, former Housing and Urban Development Secretary. Castro said Biden had a memory lapse about something he said earlier in the event, which proved not to be the case, according to reports.