Former Vice President and 2020 Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden has made it clear that he plans to ride former President Barack Obama’s back all the way to the White House.
On Wednesday during an appearance on “The Late Show” with Stephen Colbert, Biden announced that he would appoint his former boss, Obama, to the Supreme Court.
“Would you appoint him [Obama] to the Supreme Court?” Colbert questioned.
“Hell yes!” Biden responded. He then added, “I don’t think he’d do it but he’s fully qualified.”
Biden understands that the only reason he has a chance at becoming president is because he formerly worked with Obama. The former Vice President is clearly using his former boss to increase the likelihood that he gets elected. Although Biden is using his former boss to prop himself up, Obama has yet to endorse Biden and it doesn’t appear that an endorsement from the former president will be coming any time soon.
As the 2020 election nears, Biden’s age seems to keep getting in his way. During a campaign event last month, Biden appeared to forget Obama’s name when discussing how Crimea was annexed by Russia.
“They invaded another country and annexed a significant portion of it, called Crimea,” Biden said. He then added, “He’s saying that it was President … my boss … it was his fault.”
This is just one of the many slip-ups Biden has had since he announced his candidacy.
Back in August, Biden seemed to think that Marin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy had died in the 70s even though they both died in the 60s. He also asked his audience to “imagine what would have happened if, God forbid, Barack Obama had been assassinated after becoming the de facto nominee.”
Biden can’t seem to complete a public appearance without damaging his own reputation.
One embarrassing gaffe from Biden came when he was talking to a crowd and said that “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.”
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