Joe Biden’s Campaign Issues Statement After ‘Fart’ Sound Heard on Live Stream
Former vice president accused of 'pulling an Eric Swalwell' during interview
Joe Biden's campaign has issued a statement after a "fart" sound was heard rippling through the former vice president's live-streamed Wednesday interview.
The embarrassing moment of alleged flatulence rudely interrupted the conversation between presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Biden and Pennsylvania's Democrat Gov. Tom Wolf.
The unwelcome sound appeared to take Wolf by surprise, as he blinked and shook his head in apparent disbelief.
While it's not clear what the sound was, or who the culprit may have been, the moment has quickly gone viral, with many suggesting it was Biden who allegedly dealt it.
Don Trump Jr. posted a clip of the incident on Twitter and wrote: “Did @JoeBiden just pull an Eric Swalwell? 🤣”
Trump Jr. was referring to a video clip of Swalwell from late last year that showed the Democrat rep caught up in a similar moment on MSNBC with then-host Chris Matthews.
“A livestreamed campaign video chat between presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden and Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf on Wednesday was briefly muffled by the sound of what appeared to be a very wet fart,” BuzzFeed News reported.
“[Biden] appeared to lean back in his chair at the same time as the noise, while Wolf appeared to blink and shake his head shortly after.”
The Biden campaign issued a response to the report by BuzzFeed News.
Biden's handlers told the outlet in a statement: “Glad you’re putting resources into this important story.”
Last week, Biden made an inflammatory remark during an interview on “The Breakfast Club” co-host Charlamagne Tha God, saying:
“If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.”
BET founder Robert Johnson told Fox News, “Vice President Biden’s statement today represents the arrogant and out-of-touch attitude of a paternalistic white candidate who has the audacity to tell Black people, the descendants of slaves, that they are not Black unless they vote for him.
"This proves unequivocally that the Democratic nominee believes that Black people owe him their vote without question; even though, we as Black people know it is exactly the opposite.
"He should spend the rest of his campaign apologizing to every Black person he meets.”
Charlamagne Tha God said in a subsequent interview that Biden has “been a very intricate part of that system, whether you’re talking about, you know, in ‘84 with the mandatory minimum sentences for drug dealers, or you’re talking about ‘86 with the crack laws that gave you more time for crack cocaine than powder cocaine, or you’re talking about the ’94 crime bill, like, he was really one of the people on the front line when it came to the war on drugs and mass incarceration.”
Biden later suggested that he said what he said because of the way that Charlamagne Tha God was acting.
“I shouldn’t have been such a wise guy with him,” Biden said.
“He was being a wise guy and I responded in kind, I shouldn’t have done that.”