(Tea Party PAC) – Sleepy Joe Biden just made his first public appearance in more than a week on Friday after laying low following a gaffe-filled weekend at the Iowa State Fair.
It apparently didn’t work.
He gaffed immediately, mixing up key primary states and yet again showing his advanced age.
The 76-year-old former vice president, who had been on vacation since Sunday, made his re-entry to the campaign trail in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.
During his comments, he referred to a recent speech of his in which he accused President Donald Trump of fanning “the flames of white supremacy,” Biden claimed that it had taken place in Burlington, Vermont, rather than Burlington, Iowa.
While the former veep was quick to correct his mistake, it was too late.
He’d already added to concerns that he lacks the fitness needed for office.
Last weekend, during a stump speech at the Iowa State Fair, Biden enthusiastically declared that “we choose truth over facts.”
“Everybody knows who Donald Trump is. Even his supporters know who he is. We got to let him know who we are. We choose unity over division,” he had said while wrapping up his speech. “We choose science over fiction. We choose truth over facts.”
At the time, Breitbart News reported that Biden likely flubbed an applause line which he frequently used on the trail, declaring, “we have to choose hope over fear, unity over division and, maybe most importantly, truth over lies.”
Audience members at the speech, however, likely wouldn’t have understood the context, and it wasn’t long before Biden was being widely increased on social media.
It continued throughout the day. Later, speaking to the Asian and Latino Coalition of Des Moines, Iowa, Biden mixed up former British prime minister Theresa May, who only just resigned, with the late former PM, Margaret Thatcher, who left office nearly 30 years ago.
“Words that stunned the nation, and I would argue – I know – shocked the world. International leaders spoke about it,” Biden said, falsely alleging that Trump praised the neo-Nazis that marched in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2017 as “very fine people.”
“You had people like Margaret Thatch… excuse me,” Biden said catching himself. “You had people like the former chairman and the leader of the party in Germany. You had Angela Merkel stand up and say how terrible it was. International leaders looked at us like, ‘what in God’s name is happening to the United States of America?’”
While this was a major gaffe, it was quickly surpassed by a far more major blunder just moments later, when Biden claimed that “poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids” while discussing his plans for education reform.
“We should challenge these students, we should challenge students in these schools to have advanced placement programs in these schools,” Biden said. “We have this notion that somehow if you’re poor you cannot do it. Poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids.”
It still wasn’t over.
Biden continued to make stunning gaffes throughout the weekends, such as when he “worried a group of reporters,” as Breitbart puts it, by mixing up the dates of recent school shootings while discussing gun control.
“Those kids in Parkland came up to see me when I was vice president,” Biden said, going on to claim that the survivors of the school shooting that happened over a year after he left office visited Congress, where lawmakers were “basically cowering, not wanting to see them. They did not want to face it on camera.”
This was where his handlers decided to throw in the towel for some time and he went on a “family vacation.”
Meanwhile, his campaign worked on damage control.
At least we know Biden is aware this is a problem.
“I am a gaffe machine, but, my God, what a wonderful thing compared to a guy who can’t tell the truth,” Biden said last year.