PUBLISHED: 08:50, Wed, Nov 4, 2020 | UPDATED: 10:55, Wed, Nov 4, 2020
Joe Biden and President Donald Trump are currently fighting in one of the US’ most historic presidential elections yet. Mr Trump has, astonishingly, already declared victory although there are still plenty of votes which are yet to be counted. Neither candidate is close to the 270 Electoral College vote threshold required for a win at the moment.
However, the President's stunning remarks suggest that the election will end up being a legal battle and sent to the Supreme Court.
However, at his inauguration in January 2017, Mr Biden still appeared to show his displeasure at his party’s loss.
As the Vice President of the outgoing Obama administration, he was certifying the US election results during the handover of the White House to Mr Trump.
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Queen Elizabeth II, Joe Biden and Donald Trump (Image: Getty)
Trump with Obama and Biden at his 2017 inauguration (Image: Getty)
Crowds were clapping to celebrate the start of Mr Trump’s presidency and Mr Biden was concluding a joint-session of Congress where the Electoral College votes were counted.
Yet, Mr Biden’s microphone was still on when he said, very quietly, ‘God save the Queen’.
This statement triggered a series of questions from political pundits, with commentator John Rentoul tweeted: “But will no one explain what he meant?”
As the US sought independence from the UK back in 1776 and still celebrates the occasion annually, his words were incredibly surprising.
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