Election 2020 is Joe Biden’s fourth attempt at becoming the Democrats’ candidate for president. In each attempt though, Biden has proven himself to be a one-man gaffe-machine. In 2020 alone Biden has already surpassed the quota of any normal candidate. At The Federalist, Tristan Justice provides a sample of what Biden has accomplished in his decades-long attempt to reach the White House. He writes:
2020 Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden has done little to shake doubts about his sharpness and age in the race following the first round of Democratic debates in June in which the former vice president appeared forgetful and frail on stage.
Over the weekend, Biden, 76, made several slip-ups in Iowa, likely adding fuel to voter concerns about his age and ability to take on President Donald Trump next fall.
Here’s a running list of Biden’s slip-ups that The Federalist will be updating throughout the campaign:
Updated Aug. 12, 2019
Biden Says He Was Vice President During Parkland Massacre
On Aug. 10, Biden claimed he was still vice president during the shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, which happened on Feb. 14, 2018. Biden, however, had been out of office for more than a year at that point.
“Those kids in Parkland came up to see me when I was vice president,” Biden toldreporters in Iowa, according to Bloomberg News.
A campaign official told Bloomberg that Biden meant to refer to the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, which occurred in December 2012 and killed 26 people, 20 of whom were children between the ages of 6 and 7.
‘There Are At Least Three’ Genders
A Turning Point USA field staffer confronted Biden in Iowa on Aug. 9, asking him, “How many genders are there?”
“There are at least three,” Biden said, trying to appease the liberal wing of the Democratic Party that has been pushing society to abandon two-gender biology.
The staffer pressed Biden on the question. “What are they?” she inquired.
“Don’t play games with me, kid,” Biden said before grabbing the young staffer’s arm to explain his previous support for gay marriage. “By the way, the first one to come out for marriage was me.”
‘Poor Kids Are Just As Bright As White Kids’
The former vice president said he misspoke when he told the Asian and Latino Coalition in Des Moines, Iowa, on Aug. 8 that “poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids.”
We should challenge students in these schools to have advanced placement programs in these schools,” Biden said. “We have this notion that if you’re poor, you cannot do it. Poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids.”
As the audience reluctantly began to applaud during the silence, Biden tried to fix his remarks. “Wealthy kids, black kids, Asian kids — no, I really mean it,” Biden said.
And the list goes on and on. Read more here.