Ouch: Biden Gets Called Out On His Age By Castro
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During the third Democratic debate on Thursday, former Vice President Joe Biden got called out on his age by Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro.
The former Vice President appeared to forget what he previously said regarding healthcare when he said his plan would allow Americans to "automatically... buy into" his plan.
“If you lose the job from your insurance company, your employer, you automatically can buy into this. You don’t have … no pre-exisiting condition can stop you from buying in,” Biden said. “You get covered, period.”
Shortly after the comment by Biden was made, Castro called him out for not automatically enrolling American's into his plan which would ultimately force them into buying his coverage.
Read the exchange below provided by Breitbart:
BIDEN: They do not have to buy in. They do not have to buy in. [Emphasis added]
CASTRO: You just said that, you just said that two minutes ago. You just said two minutes ago that they would have to buy in. You said they would have to buy in. [Emphasis added]
BIDEN: Your grandmother would not have to buy in. If she qualified for Medicaid, she’s automatically in. [Emphasis added]
CASTRO: Are you forgetting what you said two minutes ago? Are you forgetting what you said already just two minutes ago? I mean, I can’t believe that you said two minutes ago that they had to buy in and now you’re saying they don’t… you’re forgetting that. [Emphasis added]
BIDEN: No, I said anyone like your grandmother who has no money. You’re automatically enrolled. [Emphasis added]
Castro finished by hammering Biden and damaging Obama's 'legacy.'
“We need a healthcare system that automatically enrolls people regardless of whether they choose to opt in or not … [Biden’s] healthcare plan would not automatically enroll you, my healthcare plan would,” Castro said. “That’s a big difference. I’m fulfilling the legacy of Barack Obama and you’re not.”
This wasn't the only embarrassing moment for Biden during the debates. At one point, the 2020 candidate told children to listen to record players: “Play the radio. Make sure the television — excuse me, make sure you have the record player on at night, the phone … make sure that kids hear words, a kid coming from a very poor school, a very poor background will hear four-million words fewer spoken by the time they get there.”
BIDEN: "Play the radio. Make sure the television, excuse me, make sure you have the RECORD PLAYER on at night, the phone..." pic.twitter.com/FDs4Y06qBI— Nathan Brand (@NathanBrandWA) September 13, 2019
He also referred to himself as "congressman," a title he has never had.
“I’ve been involved from the beginning, as a young congressman — councilman, I introduced legislation to try to keep them from putting a sewer plan in a poor neighborhood,” Biden said while discussing criminal justice.
During his entire political career, Biden has never been a congressman so it's surprising that he would even accidentally refer to himself as one. Before becoming Vice President in 2009, Biden served as a United States Senator, not a congressman.
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