It seems like it was only a month ago that Joe Biden called a New Hampshire voter “a lying dog-faced pony soldier.”
Actually, it was a month ago.
Despite all the jokes and memes that comment produced, Joe Biden hasn’t quite learned his lesson when it comes to mouthing off to voters he’s hoping to win over. Granted, Biden’s dog-face pony soldier remark came in a state he pretty much had written off as lost. His latest outburst comes in a state that he’s expected to win, and while it probably won’t have any impact on the results, it does raise questions about his temper.
While visiting an auto factory in Detroit on Tuesday, Joe Biden didn’t handle things too well when he was accused by a worker at a Fiat-Chrysler plant of “actively trying to end our Second Amendment right.”
“You’re full of sh**!” Biden replied, before shushing others trying to interject.
“I support the Second Amendment,” Biden continued.
“The Second Amendment just, like, right now, if you yell, ‘Fire,’ that’s not free speech,” Biden said. “From the very beginning, I have a shotgun, a twin-gauge, a 12-gauge. My sons hunt. Guess what… I’m not taking your gun away at all. Do you need 100 rounds?”
The man continued to argue with Biden, before the former vice president told him, “Don’t be such a horse’s ass.”
You can watch the entire exchange below:
WATCH: "You’re full of sh*t," @JoeBiden tells a man who accused him of "actively trying to end our Second Amendment right."
— Bo Erickson CBS (@BoKnowsNews) March 10, 2020
Joe Biden recently said that he would put Beto O’Rourke in some high-level gun-control position in his administration. Last year, Beto promised on the campaign trail, “Hell, yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47.”
Other former rivals of Joe Biden have endorsed him in the past week, claiming he’s a uniter who will bring this country together. That’s a cute story. He can’t even get into an argument with voters without insulting them or using profanity.
At a different time during the same visit, several autoworkers can be heard shouting their support for President Trump:
"Trump! Trump! Trump! Trump! Trump! Trump!"
— Trump War Room – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) March 10, 2020
Matt Margolis is the author of Trumping Obama: How President Trump Saved Us From Barack Obama’s Legacy and the bestselling book The Worst President in History: The Legacy of Barack Obama. You can follow Matt on Twitter @MattMargolis