Joe Biden: China airports better than New York's LaGuardia

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There he goes again.

Vice President Joe Biden took a new swipe at New York's LaGuardia Airport Wednesday, calling the aging facility not even up to Chinese standards.

In pitching the president's infrastructure spending plan, the vice president singled out the popular airport for ridicule.

“If you were blindfolded and I dropped you in an airport in the middle of New York and I dropped you in an airport in the middle of Beijing, you sure as hell wouldn't pick LaGuardia as being in the United States,” Biden said at a meeting of the White House Business Council.

"The greatest city in the world with the airport structure it has now? C'mon guys. How long can that last? How long can we continue to be in that position?"

Back in February he slapped the airport, then comparing it to the Hong Kong airport. "If I blindfolded someone and took them at 2:00 in the morning into the airport in Hong Kong and said, where do you think you are, they'd say, this must be America; it's a modern airport," Biden said then. "If I took you and blindfolded you and took you to LaGuardia Airport in New York, you must think, I must be in some third world country."

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