Yesterday, Howard Portnoy wrote about a snag presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden encountered during an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper. When asked about his former boss’s role in the current shortage of N95 masks, Biden claimed, “I wasn’t a part of it.” This protestation of innocence would be a little easier to stomach if the former vice president hadn’t cultivated the silly habit of referring on the campaign trail to the previous administration as the “Obama-Biden administration.”
But it turns out that Biden’s denial was not the only rough patch he eexperiencd during the interview. He also ran afoul of a beast called “the English language.” When Cooper asked Biden to name “the most important quality of a President in times of crisis,” he answered in tongues:
I was literally on the phone at least three to four hours a day with my team talking about the detailed implemencation [sic]: How do we get the money? Where do we do? [sic]
What does Joe Biden talk about with his team?
"the detailed implemencation"
"where do we do?"
Sounds productive! pic.twitter.com/f2MI10F1HN
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No source that I’m aware of is keeping a running log of Biden’s verbal missteps, but they seem to be occurring with greater frequency. On Friday, he referred to the Wuhan virus as the “Luhan virus,” which is par for the course because he previously mixed up the coronavirus and SARS.
I understand that the Democrats are now pretty much stuck with Biden as their candidate. But after having expended so much time trying to make a case for invoking the 25th Amendment as a remedy for removing Donald Turmp from office, shouldn’t they be at least a little concerned about Biden’s readiness to take command?