Good thing Joe Biden is staying home and preparing for his debate with Donald Trump this coming Tuesday rather than out on the campaign trail. The former vice president wants to be sharp as a tack as he matches wits with the man whose office he hopes to move into in January. (RELATED: Biden is reported to have called another ‘lid’ today. What’s going on?)
Here he is doing one of his run-throughs. The topic is coronavirus relief, and the role of the president is being played by MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle.
Oh, wait — I have my videos mixed up. This isn’t a rehearsal in which Ruhle is standing in for Trump. It’s a live clip from her show this morning, and Biden, who is phoning it in from his basement bunker, is a guest on the program. The embarrassing mental fart he experiences beginning at about 0:09 leaves him stumbling for a full six seconds before Ruhle mercifully jumps in and feeds him the name of the lending program he has forgotten.
Unfortunately for Biden, Ruhle won’t be there to rescue him on Tuesday should he have another of his lapses. No one will, nor will he able to cart along his teleprompter. It will be him alone, left to his own devices to persuade Americans tuning in why they should entrust the keys to the nation to him.