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Cuomo confronts and pokes fun at Biden's LaGuardia Airport "third world" joke

By Ashley Codianni
updated 6:48 PM EDT, Mon October 20, 2014

(CNN) -- Remember that time Vice President Joe Biden compared New York City's LaGuardia Airport to a "third world country"?

Well, karma came back to Biden during an event with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Sitting side-by -side, the two men vowed to improve and modernize New York City airports.

Cuomo was quick to playfully jab at the Vice President's earlier comments on his state's airport, "a famous person once said and I quote: 'If I blindfolded you and took you to LaGuardia Airport in New York, you must think, "I must be in some third world country.'" Cuomo then asks, "Who do you think said that?"

As the crowd continued to laugh, Cuomo went through a slew of options of who could have said it, "first choice: Gov. Rick Perry. Second: Jay Leno. Third: Donald Trump. (D) none of the above. It is D: none of the above," admitting that Biden not only said the remark, but that he was also right.

While calling New York City's LaGuardia Airport a "third world country" is a little extreme, a list of the world's worst airports by CNN ranks LaGuardia as the 10th worst airport in the world, with not a single U.S. airport appearing on the best of 2014 list.

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