During an interview this morning, presidential hopeful Joe Biden audibly emitted a cloud of potentially toxic gas from his rectum, hinting at who might be his VP.

While many saw this as a simple bodily function, codebreakers have confirmed that this was actually a message to his liberal base – Eric Swalwell is the lead choice for Vice President.

“Looking back, we can see that this flatulence is actually part of an ongoing conversation,” said internally renowned windtalker Henrik Peidar. “When Swalwell farted on MSNBC in November, he was signaling his willingness to drop out of the race and endorse Biden. Today, Biden responded favorably. It’s really quite advanced.”

While this would leave two wealthy white dudes on the ticket, Velvet Hamster can confirm that the Democratic Party definitely doesn’t care about optics.