Former Vice President and current Democratic Party presidential candidate Joe Biden raised eyebrows when he made the solemn proclamation that “America is dead because of COVID-19” at a drive-in campaign rally in Des Moines, Iowa on Friday.
Biden warned that Americans will face a “dark winter” during the final presidential debate. He reiterated the message on Friday.
“I think it’s up to thirty-thousand people have died. America is dead because COVID-19 [CCP virus],” Biden said. “Nearly one thousand seven hundred dead right here in Iowa.”
Biden went on to repeat his signature phrase “we choose hope over fear.”
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Biden also took aim at President Donald Trump’s efforts to combat the CCP Virus (coronavirus) pandemic, claiming that the president has “surrendered to the virus.”
The former vice president has repeatedly and mistakenly said millions of Americans have died from the virus instead of thousands. In September, Biden claimed that 60 percent of the U.S. population would be wiped out because of the CCP Virus.
“If Donald Trump has his way,” Biden said, “the complications from COVID-19, which are well beyond what they should be, it’s estimated that 200 million people would’ve died probably by the time I finish this talk.”
During the Democrat Party presidential primary in February, Biden boldly stated “150 million people have been killed since 2007 when Bernie voted to exempt the gun manufacturers from liability, more than all the wars, including Vietnam from that point on.”
In a more light-hearted gaffe on October 26, Biden mistakenly referred to the husband of his running mate Sen. Kamala Harris as “Kamala’s wife”:
Former Vice President and current Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden appeared to make another trademark gaffe when he referred to Doug Emhoff – the husband of Biden’s running mate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) – as “Kamala’s wife” during an October 26 interview with NBC 5.
Biden’s misstatements and Freudian slips on the campaign trail have become so commonplace in recent months that they now rarely make national news, except when spotlighted by the Trump campaign.
“But my wife Jill, as you know, and Doug Emhoff, uh Kamala’s wife will be back later this week, I think on Friday,” Biden stated during the interview.
Ultimately, voters do not seem particularly concerned Biden’s frequent verbal blunders, as recently uncovered scandals involving the Biden family’s overseas business dealings have taken over the media spotlight.