Joe Biden held another virtual Q&A on Thursday, and it did not go any better than the others.
The Democrat frontrunner lost his train of thought, stumbled while apparently reading a teleprompter, and misstated facts.
Moments later, he got lost again:
“Ten million proud, hardworking Americans who need help now more than they’ve ever needed it,” he said of the new unemployment statistics.
“Who are uh, who are about, uh — how, how they’re going to make — they’re worried about their rent, they’re worried about how they’re just going to get the next meal, worried about how they’re going to pay the bills to keep the food in [sic] the table,” he said.
Moments later, Joe Biden was lost again.
“The U.S. government took important action last week,” he said, careful not to give President Trump any credit, “passing into law $2 trillion CARES Act. It was a namesake uh, of, uh, of, you know, remarkable feat of a bipartisanship that uh, Nancy and uh, Schumer, and Republican leaders put together.”
A strange moment came about five minutes in, when he read the domain of his website — his own name — and it seemed foreign to him.
“The White House, the White House should have the backs, their states, the backs of the states, not just taking — it’s the responsibility of the White House and the federal government to help,” he stumbled.
The likely Democrat nominee made an argument that effectively makes his November opponent the reason for every problem by saying Trump needs to help states run state programs, such as unemployment benefit systems.
Biden said Trump should “stand up a team with empowered, that’s empowered with a senior leadership to help states solve challenges that they inevitably are going to face distributing new unemployment benefits.”