Since he first launched his bid for the White House in April 2019, Democrat presidential hopeful Joe Biden has become notorious for what seems to have been a nonstop cavalcade of gaffes and verbal missteps on the campaign trail. And over the weekend, the former vice president added another blunder to his list.
While speaking at a rally in Flint, Michigan, on Saturday, Biden broke down while trying to lay out his position on health care and even made up a new term in the process, Breitbart reported.
In what Breitbart described as a “brain freeze,” Biden seemed to descend into gibberish in Flint, saying that Americans have a right to “badakathcare” — an apparent mispronunciation of Obamacare, also known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
“We’re also going to act to protect health care,” Biden told rallygoers, according to Breitbart.
He went on: “Trump and the Republicans just jammed through a Supreme Court nominee for one overwhelming reason, as Barack said, the president said, they have been trying with over 50 shots to take out Obamacare, to destroy the Affordable Care Act.”
It was then that Biden became incoherent. “Donald Trump thinks health care is a privilege, Barack and I think it’s a right to have badakathcare,” the former VP claimed, according to Breitbart.
As Breitbart noted, that flub from Biden came on the heels of an incident the week prior in which the former VP promised to “lead an effective strategy to mobilize truaninonashufodopressure.” Take a look:
According to Breitbart, Biden had misread the term “true international pressure” off a teleprompter at an Oct. 24 rally in Pennsylvania. “I’ll do what he’s unable to do,” Biden reportedly meant to say. “I’ll lead an effective strategy to mobilize true international pressure, isolate, and punish China.”
Of course, if that is what Biden meant to say, then the remark represents a stark shift of position for him: while speaking in Iowa last year, the Democrat told listeners that China is “not competition for us,” prompting pushback from both sides of the political aisle, as The Washington Post reported.
It’s a position that has led President Trump to believe Biden simply isn’t up to the task of negotiating with the communist-run nation. He tweeted Monday:
Biden can never negotiate with China. They would own the U.S. if he were ever President!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 2, 2020