The latest meltdown from the Democrats’ presumptive White House nominee only serves to bolster rumors that his campaign was over before it even really started.
During a virtual fundraiser with former presidential primary rival Elizabeth Warren on Friday, Joe Biden stumbled over his words on more than one occasion, the Washington Examiner reported. The repeated blunders prompted an eye roll and slight head shake from the Massachusetts senator.
In what was undoubtedly intended to rally enthusiasm among his supporters, Biden attempted to recall an old saying from a coach in his youth — but as the Examiner noted, it didn’t come out quite right.
“Folks, as my coach used to say, ‘It’s go to time.’ It’s go time. Now,” Biden said, immediately correcting his mistake, according to the Examiner.
At another point, Biden misspoke while reciting one of his campaign’s oft-repeated slogans — that it is time to “restore the soul of the nation.” Biden instead urged fellow Democrats to “redeem” the soul of the nation, the Examiner reported.
Eyes are rolling
In a tweet Saturday, a member of the Republican National Committee’s “Rapid Response” team pointed to yet another moment in Biden’s event with Warren that garnered attention on social media: the progressive senator appeared to roll her eyes and subtly shake her head when Biden rambled on unintelligibly.
The former vice president was attempting to discuss a move by the Obama administration when he fumbled a line about how much money was spent on a particular issue. Take a look:
Warren appears to roll her eyes as Joe Biden continually confuses what he’s saying pic.twitter.com/2aw2A2LyYm
— Tommy Pigott (@TCPigott) August 1, 2020
Time to go, Joe
The Examiner went on to note in its Friday report that Biden seemed to take an “I told you so” attitude to a tweet from President Donald Trump that floated the idea of delaying the upcoming election in November.
Biden had previously predicted that Trump would somehow seek to delay or cancel the election altogether — something the president has no authority to do — and in his event with Warren, Biden reiterated his concern. “Remember, this president went so far to say what I warned he would say four months ago: He thinks maybe we should delay the election,” the former vice president said, according to the Examiner. “Be prepared. Be prepared. It’s going to be a tough road.”
But as the president explained in follow-up tweets and a press briefing later that day, he merely sought in his tweet to spur a discussion about election integrity and the risks posed by the widespread use of mail-in ballots — and that’s exactly what he did.
Meanwhile, Joe Biden continued to show that he’s lost whatever mojo he may have had. Far from being “go time” for his campaign, perhaps it’s “time to go,” Joe.