If you’re like me, you’ve pretty much given up on politics solving any of our problems, and you’re just in it for the chaos. If the truth doesn’t matter and everybody’s going to act like they’re starring in a reality show, it might as well be entertaining. And today I’ve been given one more reason to hope for a Trump/Biden matchup in 2020.
Here’s ol’ Joe earlier today, sparring with an Iowa voter who made him mad:
WATCH: A tense exchange with a voter at @JoeBiden’s event in New Hampton, IA this morning, where a voter started out by telling Biden he had two problems with him: he was too old, and his son’s work in Ukraine pic.twitter.com/ok7m0ShFPd
— Molly Nagle (@MollyNagle3) December 5, 2019
I transcribed the exchange as best as I could:
Voter: I got a question I want you to answer. We all know Trump has been messing around with the Ukraine over there… [unintelligible] But you, on the other hand, sent your son over there. Get him a job and work for a gas company that he had no experience with, did nothing, in order to get access to the president. You’re selling access to the president just like he is.
Biden: You’re a damn liar, man. That’s not true. And no one has never said that…
V: Yeah, I see it on the TV.
B: You see it on the TV. No, I know you do. And by the way, that’s why I’m not sedentary. I get up and… No, let him go. Let him go. Look, the reason I’m running is because I’ve been around a long time and I’ve known more than most people know, and I can get things done. That’s why I’m running. And you wanna check my shape on, let’s do pushups together here, man. Let’s run, let’s do whatever you want to do. Let’s take an IQ test. Number one. Number two, number two, no one has said my son has done anything wrong, and I did not on any occasion, and no one has ever said it. Not one–
V: I didn’t say you were doing anything wrong.
B: You said I set up my son to work in an oil company. Isn’t that what you said? Get your words straight, Jack.
V: That’s what I hear on MSNBC.
B: You don’t hear that on MSNBC. You did not hear that at all. What you heard… Look, okay, I’m not going to get in an argument with you, man.
V: Well, I don’t want to either.
B: Well, yeah, you do. But look, fat– Look, here’s the deal. Here’s the deal.
V: It looks like… You know, it’s like you don’t have any more backbone than Trump does.
B: Any other questions?
I don’t know about you, but I really enjoyed that! Joe got a question he didn’t like, so he called the guy sedentary and fat and dumb. He’s fighting Trump by becoming Trump. Why not, right?
Let’s just hope the fat-acceptance movement doesn’t seize on this. Those people really throw their… well, you know.
You think Kamala is kicking herself yet for dropping out so soon?
Feel free to take my poll:
Today @JoeBiden caught himself midsentence, saying “Look, fat–” to an overweight Iowa voter who asked him a question he didn’t like. What was Joe going to say?
— 🎅It’s🎄Almost ⛄️Christmas🎁 (@jtLOL) December 5, 2019
P.S. Now his campaign gets to deal with it.
To be clear: Any assertion VP Biden said a word about the gentleman’s appearance is making this something it is not. In the latter part of the exchange, the VP began to say “Look, facts” then said “here’s the deal.” If you’ve been to a Biden event, you’ve heard this before.
— Symone D. Sanders (@SymoneDSanders) December 5, 2019
P.P.S. Washington Examiner: “The voter who was verbally attacked by Joe Biden urged the former vice president to drop out of the race and called him too old while speaking to reporters after the campaign event.”