Joe Biden Says He Was Vice President in 2018, Oversaw Parkland Shooting
'Sleepy Joe' makes another gaffe on his campaign trail
Democratic 2020 frontrunner Joe Biden continued his series of embarrassing gaffes over the weekend by saying he was the vice president in 2018 during the Parkland school shooting.
Biden claims he was VP and oversaw the attacks at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting that took the lives of 17 people in Parkland, Florida on February 14, 2018.
According to Bloomberg, while speaking to a group of reporters at a pro-gun control forum in Iowa on Saturday, Biden said, “those kids in Parkland came up to see me when I was vice president.”
However, the Parkland shooting took place long after Biden had left office.
Biden claimed he was the exception to other lawmakers who were “basically cowering, not wanting to see them.
"They did not want to face it on camera.”
A campaign official told Bloomberg that Biden was thinking of the December 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. that left 20 young children and six staff members dead.
The latest blunder from the elderly Democrat has added to the number of mishaps that have drawn mockery from his opponents.
According to Fox News, the gaffe is the latest in a string of blunders that has dogged the 2020 Democratic frontrunner.
On Thursday, the former vice president told a crowd that "poor kids were just as bright and talented as white kids."
After a very brief pause, Biden quickly continued speaking, adding: “Wealthy kids, black kids, Asian kids.”
Joe Biden: “Poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids.” pic.twitter.com/YhDSMnoRce— Trump War Room (@TrumpWarRoom) August 9, 2019
Earlier this week, Biden mistakenly said the recent mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio took place in Houston and Michigan.
President Trump has pointed to Biden's well-publicized gaffes to make the case that he isn't fit to lead the country.
On Friday, the president said Biden "is not playing with a full deck" in response to his "poor kids" comments.
Oops: Biden says “we choose truth over facts” pic.twitter.com/bkohPsOmJC— Natasha Korecki (@natashakorecki) August 8, 2019
His comments come after the candidate made an earlier slip up in Iowa on Thursday saying, “we choose facts over truth” to a crowd of supporters.
Trump also piled on Saturday, asking on Twitter if Biden was fit to be president.
"Joe Biden just said, 'We believe in facts, not truth.' Does anybody really believe he is mentally fit to be president?
"We are 'playing' in a very big and complicated world. Joe doesn’t have a clue!"
Joe Biden just said, “We believe in facts, not truth.” Does anybody really believe he is mentally fit to be president? We are “playing” in a very big and complicated world. Joe doesn’t have a clue!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 10, 2019
The tweet appears to refer to Biden's Thursday speech at the Iowa State Fair when he said: “We choose science over fiction. We choose truth over facts.”
Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe -- a former chairman of the Democratic National Committee -- said Friday on HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher" that Biden's occasional mishaps were preferable to the "10,000 lies" he claimed President Trump has told since taking office.