Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden’s gaffe-filled virtual campaign continued this week, with the party’s presumptive nominee saying it’s hard to make it “through the 20th century” with “just 12 years of education.”
“The idea that you go through the 20th century with just 12 years of education… ummm… 21st century,” said the former Vice President.
Joe Biden doesn't know what century it is yet AGAIN. pic.twitter.com/TJrvpELFlt
— Francis Brennan (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@FrancisBrennan) May 20, 2020
Biden made a similar gaffe just hours before.
“Trump announced that he’s taking Hydroxychloroquine, I’m sure you saw the news. There’s growing evidence it has dangerous side effects. How do you feel about the President modeling risky medical behavior?” asked one reporter.
Joe Biden just compared President Trump taking Hydroxychloroquine, a drug that has been prescribed to people for 65 years by doctors, to injecting himself with Clorox. pic.twitter.com/EaLbQwlZP5
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) May 20, 2020
“It’s like saying, maybe if you injected Clorox into your blood maybe it will cure you. Come on man, what is he doing? What in God’s name is he doing?” asked Biden.
Watch Biden’s strange comments above.
BIDEN ON BOTCHED WAR STORY: ‘Details Are Irrelevant’
Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden pushed-back against allegations he misstated multiple facts regarding his visit to Afghanistan this week; saying the details of the trip “are irrelevant.”
“That has nothing to do with judgment of whether or not you send troops to war, the judgment of whether you bring someone home, the judgment of whether you decide on a healthcare policy,” Biden told NPR following a series of speaking gaffes on the campaign trail in recent weeks.
“The details are irrelevant in terms of decision-making,” he added.
“I campaigned like the devil for Hillary, but Hillary had different positions than the president had, and she emphasized different aspects of what would have occurred had I been the nominee,” said Biden. “That doesn’t mean I would’ve won. I don’t mean that.”
The controversy began at a campaign stop in Hanover, New Hampshire, where the democratic presidential hopeful captivated an audience of more than 400 attendees; sharing with them a personal story about his trip to the Kundera province in Afghanistan in 2008. The only problem? The story wasn’t true.
“The Navy captain, Biden recalled Friday night, had rappelled down a 60-foot ravine under fire and retrieved the body of an American comrade, carrying him on his back. Now the general wanted Biden to pin a Silver Star on the American hero who, despite his bravery, felt like a failure,” according to CTPost.
“He said, ‘Sir, I don’t want the damn thing!” Biden said, his jaw clenched and his voice rising to a shout. ‘Do not pin it on me, Sir! Please, Sir. Do not do that! He died. He died,’ adds the report.
Biden continued, “This is the God’s truth. My word as a Biden.”
“Almost every detail in the story appears to be incorrect. Based on interviews with more than a dozen U.S. troops, their commanders and Biden campaign officials, it appears as though the former vice president has jumbled elements of at least three actual events into one story of bravery, compassion and regret that never happened,” reports the CTPost.
On numerous occasions Biden has told this story, and it appears he plays loose and fast with the facts. The time period, the location, the heroic act, the type of medal, the military branch, the rank of the recipient – even his own role in the ceremony – all subject to change.
Read the full report here.
BIDEN IN S. CAROLINA: ‘It’s Important that Iowa and NEVADA Have Spoken’
Former Vice President Joe Biden continued his gaffe-laden campaign in South Carolina Tuesday night; confusing the states of Nevada and New Hampshire following his disastrous fifth place finish in the Granite State.
“It is important that Iowa and Nevada have spoken,” Biden told the crowd. Nevada will hold their caucus on February 22nd.
“It is important that Iowa and Nevada have spoken,” Joe Biden says, presumably meaning New Hampshire as Nevada hasn’t yet spoken.
— Matt Viser (@mviser) February 12, 2020
Joe Biden confuses Nevada with New Hampshire & they’ve only been to two states so far. pic.twitter.com/Bchk7MHU7u
— Arthur Schwartz (@ArthurSchwartz) February 12, 2020
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders narrowly beat Mayor Pete Buttigieg in the New Hampshire primary Tuesday night; a contest that left former Vice President Joe Biden reeling after a brutal fifth place finish in the Granite State.
With 97% of precincts reporting, Sanders leads Buttigieg 26% to 24%; followed by Amy Klobuchar at 20%, Elizabeth Warren at 9%, and Joe Biden at 8%.
“We love you New Hampshire,” Klobuchar said in her primary night speech. “Because of you, we are taking this campaign to Nevada. We are going to South Carolina. And we are taking this message of unity to the country.”
Senator Amy Klobuchar just gave what sounded like a victory speech tonight.
She told reporters after:
“I'm not bolted to my senate desk anymore and I was able to get out here in New Hampshire and it's made a big difference” she adds, “Imagine what I'll do in Nevada!” pic.twitter.com/cfwQS1MHax
— Rob DiRienzo (@RobDiRienzo) February 12, 2020
“I’m not bolted to my senate desk anymore and I was able to get out here in New Hampshire and it’s made a big difference” she adds, “Imagine what I’ll do in Nevada!”
Read the full report here.
Source: Fox News