Joe Biden: ‘I Want To Be Clear, I’m Not Going Nuts’
2020 hopeful attempts to reassure voters after embarrassing gaffes
Presidential candidate and 2020 frontrunner Joe Biden defended his recent spate of embarrassing blunders by insisting he is "not going nuts."
Biden, whose neurosurgeon recently stepped in to reassure voters the former vice president had not suffered brain damage, continues to add to the catalog of gaffes.
Biden, 76, attempted to comfort his audience during a campaign rally in New Hampshire on Friday by telling them that he isn't losing it.
"I want to be clear, I’m not going nuts," Biden said.
Biden's comment came after he forgot where he had given another speech, just hours before at Dartmouth College.
“I’m not sure whether it was the medical school or where the hell I spoke. But it was on the campus," Biden said.
Biden's campaign has become plagued by gaffes and odd comments since he announced his third White House run in April.
During Biden's trip to the Granite State last weekend, Biden told reporters "What's not to like about Vermont?"
He had mixed up the northern New England neighbors.
He then dismissed concerns about his age.
"I say if they're concerned, don't vote for me," Biden told reporters.
2020 frontrunner Joe Biden's brain neurosurgeon has insisted the former Vice President has not suffered brain damage https://t.co/VrVSJHkzDh— Neon Nettle (@NeonNettle) August 21, 2019
Earlier this month, Biden said 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, 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.
Even Biden's wife, Jill, stepped into to defend her husband but somehow was less reassuring.
Speaking at a bookstore in Manchester, N.H., Jill said that vectors may have to "swallow a little bit" with Joe so they can beat President Donald Trump."
"I know that not all of you are committed to my husband, and I respect that, but I want you to think about your candidate, his or her electability, and who’s going to win this race," Dr. Biden said.
"And so if you're looking at that you've got to look at the polls," Biden said.
"If they're consistent and they're consistently saying the same thing, I think you can't dismiss that."
Biden will need to do a lot more reassuring.