Former Vice President Joe Biden has been having a rough time talking since announcing his run for President. The 2020 Democratic candidate has had a growing list of gaffes which suggest that his age may get in the way of his chances in 2020.
One of these gaffes came on national television during the Democratic primary debates hosted by CNN.
The former Vice President at one point shouted out “go to Joe 3-0-3-3-0.” Biden didn’t clarify what that meant at all. We later found out that instead of “going to Joe 3-0-3-3-0,” viewers were supposed to text the word “Joe” to 30330.
Viewers immediately trolled Biden for the mess up including someone who made a website at joe30330.com which makes fun of the former Vice President.
Another gaffe came when Biden said “poor kids are just as bright as white kids.”
“We have this notion that somehow if you’re poor, you cannot do it. Poor kids are just as bright and just as talented, as white kids.” He quickly added, “Wealthy kids, black kids, Asian kids, no I really mean it, but think how we think about it.”
One of the most entertaining gaffes came when Biden said “we choose truth over facts.”
“Everybody knows who Donald Trump is. Even his supporters know who he is. We got to let him know who we are. We choose unity over division,” he said. “We choose science over fiction; we choose truth over facts.”
It doesn’t stop there. Recently, Biden made the claim that he was Vice President during the Parkland shooting which took place in 2018. Biden was out of office in January of 2017.
Biden said to reporters that “those kids in Parkland came up to see me when I was vice president.”
As Biden’s gaffes pile up, the former Vice President’s campaign is targeting the media! For what? For covering his endless gaffes.
Biden’s campaign spokeswoman Symone Sanders had an interview on CNN where she unleashed on everyone but Biden for his mistakes.
“This is a press narrative, not a voter narrative,” Sanders said. “If you were to look at the coverage in Iowa this weekend and juxtapose the local newspapers and local television coverage to national media coverage you would have thought these reporters were at two different events.”
She then said the media should “elevate the conversation” in relation to the election instead of reporting things that do “not matter.”
“We cannot allow this election to devolve in a tit for tat over name-calling and ‘gaffes,’ something that does not matter,” Sanders added. “This is not something that’s registering with the American people.”
Another aid to Biden, Kate Bedingfield made a similar statement on Twitter:
Crazy idea: instead of applying Donald Trump’s frame to this race, let’s cover the substance of what the candidates are saying and let voters make their decision that way. https://t.co/TNxLPTwQ8I
— Kate Bedingfield (@KBeds) August 12, 2019
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