WOW: Joe Biden Says Coronavirus Pandemic Has 'Helped' His Campaign
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Joe Biden just can't stop saying the worst thing imaginable.
During an interview earlier this week, the Democratic frontrunner said that the coronavirus crisis -- which has resulted in thousands of Americans dying and millions of others losing their jobs and/or businesses -- has "helped" his presidential campaign.
Biden spoke Tuesday on video to Jim Gardner, veteran anchor of WPVI-TV in Philadelphia, about the coronavirus and President Donald Trump.
At one point Gardner said, "Mr. Vice President, obviously this crisis has upended this campaign. It has made it difficult for you to be heard the way you ordinarily would be under normal circumstances. And obviously President Trump has a daily forum that is watched by millions of Americans. To what degree has this pandemic hurt Joe Biden politically?"
"Based on the polling data it's helped me," Biden replied. "The more he speaks, the more my numbers go up. I'm not being facetious."
Biden's horrific comments came days after he was accused last week by a former staffer of sexually assaulting here several decades ago.
Podcaster Katie Harper released an audio clip of an interview with Tara Reade, a former staff assistant to Joe Biden, in which Reade claims that Biden sexually assaulted her in 1993.
Reade begins by detailing how she was instructed to rush a gym bag to Biden at the time. Upon reaching then-Senator Biden with the bag, Reade claims that he greeted her by name, and proceeded to sexually assault her in a “side area.”
“We were alone, and it was the strangest thing. There was no, like, exchange really, he just had me up against the wall,” Reade claims.
“His hands were on me, and underneath my clothes,” Reade later says. “He went down my skirt, but then up inside. He penetrated me with his fingers.”
Reade alleges that Biden was kissing her and asking her if she “wanted to go somewhere else,” and that after the alleged assault was complete, he said, “C’mon man, I heard you liked me.”
Biden's team responded to the allegations by demanding the media "rigorously vet" the allegations made by Reade against the former VP.
“Women have a right to tell their story, and reporters have an obligation to rigorously vet those claims,” Biden campaign manager and communications director Kate Bedingfield told told Fox News.
“We encourage them to do so, because these accusations are false,” Bedingfield said.