On Friday, the Republican National Committee dropped a devastating campaign ad on former Vice President and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, calling him “unfit to lead.”
The ad was titled “Joe Biden: Unfit To Lead,” and plays moments from Biden on the campaign trail where he struggles to speak and make coherent statements.
Read the partial transcript below:
Narrator: It’s 3 a.m. and your children are safe and asleep. But there’s a phone in the White House and it’s ringing, something is happening in the world. Your vote will decide will who answers that call.
Booker: There’s a lot of people who are concerned about Joe Biden.
Axelrod: He kind bumps along kind of Mr. Magooing his way through this.
Baier: There were some answers Shannon, that were word salad. I mean they were just all over the map.
At the end of the ad, the words “Joe Biden: Unfit To Lead” pop up on the screen.
“Americans are starting to see firsthand that Joe Biden is unfit to lead, a concern Democrats themselves have expressed since he launched his campaign,” said RNC spokesman Steve Guest in a statement. “At a time when law and order is under attack, the choice is clear: leave the security of our nation in the hands of an incompetent lifelong politician who supports defunding the police, or trust President Trump to prioritize the safety of the American people.”
WATCH the ad below:
The comments from Democrat Senator Cory Booker came during a Democrat primary debate when then-candidate Julian Castro shredded Biden for his fitness for office.
“The difference between what I support and what you support, Vice President Biden, is that you require them to opt in, and I would not require them to opt in,” Castro said. “They would automatically be enrolled, they wouldn’t have to buy in.”
“They do not have to buy in,” Biden replied.
“Are you forgetting what you said two minutes ago?” Castro shot back. “Are you forgetting already what you said just two minutes ago? I can’t believe that you said two minutes ago that they had to buy in, and now you’re saying they don’t have to — you’re forgetting that.”
After the debate went on CNN to say, “I think we are at a tough point right now, because there’s a lot of people concerned about Joe Biden’s ability to carry the ball all the way across the end line without fumbling. And I think that Castro had really legitimate concerns about can he be someone in a long, grueling campaign … and has every right to call out.”
“I think there were a lot of moments where a number of us were looking on the stage when he tends to go on sometimes,” Booker added. “At one point, he was talking about communities like mine listening to record players. I don’t remember the last time I saw a record player … But there are definitely moments where you listen to Joe Biden and you just wonder …”
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