Joe Biden Has Brain Freeze, Forgets Word for ‘Coronavirus' - WATCH
Biden stumbled through a recorded Politics Nation appearance
Former Vice President and Democratic presidential frontrunner Joe Biden struggled to remember the name of the virus that has dominated the headlines for over three months - the coronavirus.
Biden stumbled through a recorded Politics Nation appearance, which raised more questions on his mental health.
“Everyone who, in fact, gets— is found to have the, uh, the, uh, the COVID, uh, 19 virus,” he told host Al Sharpton.
Then Biden lost his train of thought again.
“Look, uh, I, I, I just, if, if— if we hadn’t had the circumstances that occurred last election, we’d have a woman president now,” he said.
“I’d be out campaigning for the reelection of Hillary Clinton.”
WATCH: Joe Biden struggles to remember the name of the coronavirus pic.twitter.com/MWS8KiJn9w— Trump War Room - Text TRUMP to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) May 2, 2020
Biden then took a swipe at President Donald Trump but failed to back it up because he couldn't remember where he got the information from.
Joe Biden to Al Sharpton: "I apologize for not remembering."— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) May 2, 2020
No wonder Joe Biden later appeared to resort to a teleprompter in this "interview." pic.twitter.com/4K1GmPIBve
“The economic recovery has to be just and equitable,” he said.
“And we know the black communities are likelier to bear a heavier economic burden in the crisis.”
WATCH: Joe Biden appears to read prepared answers to questions in MSNBC interview. pic.twitter.com/tbUO1SOjiw— Trump War Room - Text TRUMP to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) May 2, 2020
Black workers disproportionately work in low wage jobs, face-to-face services, hospitality, leisure industry, which are taken an especially big hit.
We need federal leadership to make sure that this recovery benefits everybody, especially those who have been left behind in the past.
Any jurisdiction that receives stimulus funding should be required to track and release the data on potential racial disparities, and the Treasury and Small Business Administration should track lending to make sure minority business owners who are faced with too many barriers to credit, to begin with, and capital, for far too long get treated justly.
Last week, a video of Dr. Jill Biden touting her husband as the "next president" while he stared blankly into the camera went viral.
The clip, which has an unnerving atmospheric twinge, not too dissimilar to the beginning of a dark comedy, sees Biden frowning oddly as if he's been taken hostage.
In the video, the former second lady said:
And together, we’re just getting started. This moment reminds us that the presidency is about true leadership: having the forethought to prepare for the worst, the backbone to lead through chaos, the character to move beyond politics, and serve every American no matter where they live or what they believe.
Only one candidate in this election has all three: my husband, our next President of the United States: Joe Biden!
Jill Biden: "This moment reminds us that the presidency is about true leadership -- having the forethought to prepare for the worst, the backbone to lead through chaos, the character to move beyond politics." pic.twitter.com/lhwvRiaXHT— The Hill (@thehill) April 26, 2020