Robert Gibbs of the Obama reelection campaign doubled down on Joe Biden's comment this past week that the "the middle class that’s been buried the last four years."

ABC’s GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: “Let’s look ahead to the vice presidential debate this week: Joe Biden coming up. He kind of stepped in it a little bit this week with the comment about the middle class being buried the last four years. Take a look.”

VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN: “How they can justify, how they can justify raising taxes on the middle class that’s been buried the last four years! How in Lord’s name can they justify raising their taxes with these tax cuts?”

STEPHANOPOULOS: “Two questions: is there more pressure on the Vice President now to be aggressive coming off the President's debate, and are you worried about gaffes like that?”

ROBERT GIBBS: “Well, look, I don’t think that was a gaffe, George, because I think what the Vice President was talking about is what he’s talked about every day which is a series of eight years of – ”

STEPHANOPOULOS: “He said they were buried the last four years.”

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