As the coronavirus crisis continues to unfold, President Donald Trump has been keeping the American public informed through detailed daily press briefings.
In response, Democratic presidential front runner Joe Biden has decided to hold so-called shadow briefings of his own from his Delaware home, with the first one airing on Monday, and according to Breitbart, it appears that his presentation could use some work.
In a video clip posted to Breitbart’s Facebook page, the former vice president can be seen struggling for words in the middle of his address.
“We need to activate the reserve corps of doctors and nurses and beef up the number of responders dealing with the crush–these crush of cases,” Biden began.
Biden falters during briefing
As he attempted to continue his point, Biden faltered and started motioning with his right hand, in what may have been meant as a signal for someone standing off-camera to provide him with a cue card.
“And uh, in addition to that, uh,” he went on, “and in addition to that, we have to make sure that we are in a position that we are, uh, well, let me, let me go to the second thing — I’ve spoken enough.”
The former vice president proceeded to argue that “the president must use the Defense Production Act to radically increase the supply of critical goods needed to treat patients and protect our health care workers and first responders.”
In fact, President Trump has already announced that he will invoke the Defense Production Act to secure more coronavirus tests and other medical supplies that are in short supply around the country.
Visible decline continues
Over the course of his campaign, Biden has made frequent misstatements and gaffes that have drawn both laughter and derision.
During one debate, he erroneously claimed that over 150 million people had been lost to gun violence in the United States since 2007.
While speaking at a campaign stop in South Carolina, the former vice president inexplicably told supporters that he was running for a seat in the Senate and that his detractors could simply “vote for the other Biden.”
He also entered into a heated exchange with a construction worker in Michigan on the issue of gun control. On that occasion, the 77-year-old Democrat hurled profanity at a prospective voter who questioned his policy positions and offered to fight him out in the parking lot.