Sleepy Joe appeared remotely from his home in Delaware and even in his own environment, he seemed confused.
Joe Biden is a gaffe machine. He always has been. He even admits it.
But the ones he’s made during just this 2020 run have been beyond words…
Biden has been giving his own briefings to the press from his home to “counter” President Trump’s daily pressers keeping Americans up to date on the federal government’s response to the coronavirus crisis. Using the same technology, Biden gave a remote interview on The View to share his biggest concerns regarding the coronavirus. The interview didn’t go so well. His phone was ringing in the background, Joe seemed distant, and well, he was Joe.
At one point, Sarah Haines mentioned that the hosts had discussed earlier in the show that President Trump said that the federal government was going to reassess the recommended shut-down of businesses after 15 days because he is concerned about the potential long-term economic consequences of that “cure.” She asked Biden, “Are you concerned, as President Trump said, we cannot let the cure be worse than the problem itself?”
Biden responded, “We have to take care of the cure, that will make the problem worse, no matter what. No matter what.”
"Are you at all concerned, as President Trump said, we cannot let the cure be worse than the problem itself?"
"We have to take care of the cure that will make the problem worse no matter what"
Um, what? pic.twitter.com/VylTvzO3Tw
— Elizabeth Harrington (@LizRNC) March 24, 2020
I can hear the haters now crying that the clip was cut short, but he kept going and didn’t seem to notice his mistake — he actually doubled-down on it. Check out the video below at around the 3:20 mark.
Biden seems to initially say that the shutdown needs to continue to “flatten the curve” but then goes off on a tangent that is unrelated to the economic consequences of a long-term shut-down of business insisting that more testing should be done, more medical gear should be provided, an increased number of hospital beds in cities should be provided, and additional assistance for rural areas that don’t have Intensive Care Units.
He couldn’t seem to follow a simple question about government recommendations that, if they continue, could cause massive job loss, despair, and plunge people into poverty.
It was kind of embarrassing.
The View had him covered, though. Joy Behar’s younger, darker-skinned Mini-Me, Sunny Hostin, tossed him a softball asking about his sad videos to “counter the misinformation that Trump is putting out.”
Watch the whole segment here:
He says, “The President has to be instilling confidence in the American people that we know how to deal with this virus.”
After watching Joe in this interview, do you feel confident that Joe could handle any crisis?
This is the presumptive Democratic nominee.
Great move, Dems. Great move.