Biden Calls Audience Member a 'Damn Liar,’ Challenges Him to Push-Ups - WATCH
2020 hopeful continues on increasingly disastrous campaign trail
Presidential hopeful and self-confessed 'gaffe machine' Joe Biden continued his increasingly disastrous campaign trail this week by snapping at an audience member who dared to question him about his son, Hunter Biden's role at a Ukrainian gas company.
Biden, who clearly did not want to be asked such a question, snapped at the man calling him “a damn liar" before angrilly challenging him to a push-up contest.
“You’re a damn liar, man. That’s not true, and no one has ever said that,” Biden quipped.
“You see it on the TV? I know you do. By the way, that’s why I’m not sedentary … The reason I’m running is that I’ve been around a long time, and I know more than most people know, and I can get things done. That’s why I’m running.”
“You want to check my shape, man, let’s do push-ups together here, man. Let’s run,” Biden continued.
“Let’s do whatever you want to do. Let’s take an IQ test. Ok?”
“No one has said that my son has done anything wrong, and I did not on any occasion, and no one has ever said it,” Biden claimed.
On Twitter, some notable accounts claimed that Biden appeared to call the man “fat.”
Symone Sanders, Biden campaign spokesperson, responded to his meltdown:
"Let’s be clear RE: the exchange VP Biden had with a voter in Iowa earlier today: 1) the gentleman is a self-identified Warren supporter who said he would vote for the VP in a general election 2) his facts were flat-out wrong and 3) the crowd backed VP Biden up in his response.
"To be clear: Any assertion VP Biden said a word about the gentleman’s appearance is making this something it is not. In the latter part of the exchange, the VP began to say ‘Look, facts, ’ then said, ‘here’s the deal.’ If you’ve been to a Biden event, you’ve heard this before.”
Joe Biden lashes out at voter in Iowa after the voter calls Biden out on Ukraine:— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) December 5, 2019
Not only does Biden call the voter “a damn liar,” he goes on to call the voter “fat.” pic.twitter.com/34SMYcmbr7
Joe Biden completely loses it, lashing out at a voter in Iowa after he calls Biden out on Ukraine. Biden:— Tommy Pigott (@TCPigott) December 5, 2019
*calls him a "damn liar"
*challenges the voter to push-ups
*calls him "fat"
*says "you're too old to vote for me"pic.twitter.com/UHLSDqYUJR
Democrat voter asks Biden about his son getting corrupt million$ from a Ukrainian gas company while Biden was VP.— Benny (@bennyjohnson) December 5, 2019
- Yell at voter
- Insult his intelligence
- Call man "jack!"
- mumble incoherently
- challenge the man to push-up competition
- Call the man "fat" pic.twitter.com/Qk8Njjccos
Let's be clear RE: the exchange VP Biden had with a voter in Iowa earlier today: 1) the gentleman is a self identified Warren supporter who said he would vote for the VP in a general election 2) his facts were flat-out wrong and 3) the crowd backed VP Biden up in his response.— Symone D. Sanders (@SymoneDSanders) December 5, 2019
The reality is this - a reference was made to the "news" today and I think we all know which outlet has continued to peddle the debunked conspiracy theories cooked up by Trump and Rudy Guiliani about Ukraine. These lies will not go unchecked & we'll continue to lay out the facts.— Symone D. Sanders (@SymoneDSanders) December 5, 2019
THREAD.— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) December 5, 2019
This is a pattern that Joe Biden does not know where he is.
Today Joe Biden told an Iowan in Iowa: “You are in the state of Ohio”pic.twitter.com/SLPuheMFPS
Joe Biden was on a tear during that Iowa event. He also forgot what year the Obama administration was in office. He thought it was during the 70s for a few seconds 😂— Greg Price (@greg_price11) December 5, 2019
“The reality is this – a reference was made to the ‘news’ today, and I think we all know which outlet has continued to peddle the debunked conspiracy theories cooked up by Trump and Rudy Guiliani about Ukraine.
"These lies will not go unchecked & we’ll continue to lay out the facts.”
According to another report from the Washington Examiner, the audience member told reporters that Biden “is so old, he’s senile,” and he should “drop out of the race.”
Earlier this week, a video surfaced of Biden launching into several confused rambles, leaving many questioning whether the former vice president has the mental stability for a presidential run.
Biden randomly discussed children playing with his leg hair and how he "learned about roaches" during a speech on the campaign trail.
He was also mocked when a separate video emerged of him nibbling his wife’s finger while she gave a campaign speech in Iowa on Saturday.