Democratic candidate Joe Biden had trouble getting his words out on Saturday during a rally in Michigan as he railed against President Trump’s plans for healthcare.
Biden was on a roll as he told voters how Trump would take away their protections from pre-existing conditions and destroy the Affordable Care Act when he suddenly muttered something completely unintelligible.
‘We’re also going to act to protect health care. Trump and the Republicans just jammed through a Supreme Court nominee for one overwhelming reason, as Barack said, the president said, they have been trying with over 50 shots to take out Obamacare, to destroy the Affordable Care Act,’ Biden started.
Democratic candidate Joe Biden had trouble getting his words out on Saturday during a rally in Michigan as he railed against President Trump’s plans for healthcare
Former U.S. President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden greet each other with a socially distant ‘air’ elbow bump at the end of a drive-in campaign rally at in Flint, Michigan
‘Donald Trump thinks health care is a privilege, Barack and I think it’s a right to have badakathcare,’ he could be heard saying.
Biden has suffered from a stutter throughout his life and recently misread ‘true international pressure’ from his teleprompter during a rally last Saturday as ‘truaninonashufodopressure.’
The former vice president was a longtime senator from Delaware.
Biden appeared to make another gaffe on the tarmac, appearing to forget Utah Senator Mitt Romney’s name.
‘I got in trouble when we were running against that senator who was a Mormon, the governor,’ he said.
Romney was the Republican presidential nominee in 2012.
Trump seized up on it, tweeting: ‘Biden losing big in Florida. Only Fake Polls show otherwise! Bad for Healthcare. Thinks he’s running for the Senate. Forgot Mitt Romney’s name, and where he was!
Joe Biden was campaigning in Ohio on Monday when he made another slip of the tongue
Donald Trump, on stage in Florida on Monday night, was quick to capitalize on the mistake
‘I’m running as a proud Democrat, for the Senate’. Sleepy Joe Biden today. It’s only going to get worse. It is not sustainable for our County – China will own us!!!!’
Trump, 74, has made the age and frequent gaffes of Biden, 77, a recurrent line of attack.
On Monday, campaigning in Toledo, Ohio, Biden provided the president with yet more fodder. Biden addressed United Auto Workers who represent a local General Motors powertrain plant.
The former vice president spoke in a parking lot with about 30 American-made cars and trucks arrayed nearby.
‘You know, we have to come together. That’s why I’m running. I’m running as a proud Democrat for the Senate, when I ran as a proud Democrat for vice president, and I’m running as a proud Democrat for president,’ Biden said.
‘But I promise you this, I will govern as an American president.’
The president was in Sanford, Florida on Monday night and repeated his joke.
‘Sleepy Joe Biden, not a nice guy, by the way. He had a very bad day today,’ Trump said.
‘If I ever had a day like he had today, they’d say: ‘It’s over. It’s over.’
‘He forgot Mitt Romney’s name. He didn’t know what state he was in. And he said today he’s a proud Democrat running for the US Senate.’
Trump joked: ‘Could you imagine if I did that? ‘Great to be with you. It’s great to be a wonderful developer from New York.’ They’d say: ‘he’s out of here. Get him out.”
Biden ‘has got a lot of bad days coming,’ Trump said.
‘The one thing I know for sure, President Xi of China, President Putin of Russia, Kim Jong Un – they are 100 per cent sharp.
‘We have someone running who is not 100 per cent, he’s not 80 per cent, he’s not 60 per cent.’
But Biden is not the only one to have fluffed his lines.
The president himself has also made plenty of gaffs while speaking from his prompter.
In August, Trump mispronounced Yosemite as ‘Yo Semites’ during a routine bill signing of the Great American Outdoors Act.
Earlier in the year he mispronounced ‘NAFTA’ as ‘NASTA’, the word ‘neo-natal’ as ‘neo-netical’ and overdose as ‘overdoth.’
In 2018, he famously stumbled over the word ‘anonymous’ while referring to an op-ed that had been written in the New York York Times.