Put a fork in Joe Biden. He’s done. President Donald Trump mocked the Democratic gaffe machine after he falsely claimed that he was vice president during the February 2018 mass shooting in Parkland, Florida.
Biden made the laughable claim while campaigning in Iowa at a gun-control event. While pandering to anti-gun activists, Biden said he recalled meeting the teen survivors of the Parkland shooting when they visited Washington, D.C.
Biden then made up a blatant lie when he claimed that he personally remembers that lawmakers had ducked the teen anti-gun activists when they tried to meet them to discuss gun control.
“I watched what happened when the kids from Parkland marched up,” Biden recounted. “I met with them. And then they went up on the Hill when I was vice president. And all those congressmen were like, ‘I’m not here, I’m not here.’”
For the record, the mass shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland took place a year after Biden left office.
President Trump responded to Biden’s latest gaffe by saying the former vice president is not mentally fit to be president.
Trump tweeted, “Joe Biden just said, ‘We believe in facts, not truth.’ Does anybody really believe he is mentally fit to be president? We are ‘playing’ in a very big and complicated world. Joe doesn’t have a clue!”
Joe Biden just said, “We believe in facts, not truth.” Does anybody really believe he is mentally fit to be president? We are “playing” in a very big and complicated world. Joe doesn’t have a clue!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 10, 2019
This latest blunder is one in a long series of epic gaffes that Joe Biden, 76, has made during his decades-long political career. However, the slip-ups have been piling up ever since he announced his presidential run in April of this year.
Two days earlier, Biden was asked who was his favorite historical figure who was not a president. He responded by saying Thomas Jefferson — the nation’s third president.
That same day, Biden accidentally made the racist suggestion that all poor kids are minorities.
“We should challenge students in these [lower-income] schools and have advanced placement programs in these schools. We have this notion that somehow if you’re poor, you cannot do it. Poor kids are just as bright, just as talented, as white kids,” Biden said.
Joe Biden peddles racist statement that all poor kids are black
When will Democrats reject this blatant racism? When will the media?
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) August 9, 2019
Last week, Biden also lost his cool when a college student named Katie asked him how many genders there are. Biden reacted by forcefully grabbing the young lady’s arm and warned her, “Don’t play games with me, kid.”
Katie said she was very upset by Biden’s angry, physical reaction to a simple question.
“I started to walk away and then he grabs my arm and pulls me back to make eye contact with him again and yells something about marriage at me,” Katie recounted. “So I walked away. I was mad, just very, very mad that someone would actually treat me like that.”
Speaking of unwanted touching, Biden has long been accused of inappropriate physical contact with women and little girls.
In May, Biden creeped out a 10-year-old girl by telling her she’s good-looking while massaging her shoulders at a town hall.
In response to a question the little girl had asked, Biden bent down, got in her face and quipped, “I’ll bet you’re as bright as you are good-looking.”
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