During a town hall in Iowa on Thursday, 2020 Democratic hopeful and Former Vice President Joe Biden took a jab at a voter’s weight. The voter expressed concerns over Biden’s age and his son’s controversial relationships in Ukraine. Biden snapped back in a critical and confrontational manner.
“We all know Trump has been messing around in Ukraine… but, you on the other hand, sent your son over there. He not only worked for a gas company, but he had no experience in … You’re selling access to the President just like [Trump] is,” said the Iowa man.
“You’re a damn liar man,” Biden responded.
“I saw it on the TV,” the voter said.
“You see it on TV? No, I know you do. By the way, that’s why I’m not sedentary, I get up,” Biden said.
Biden proceeded to challenge the man to a push-up competition.
“Let’s run; Let’s do whatever you want to do,” Biden said.
A whole lot going on in this video, including Biden appearing to make multiple veiled jabs at the Iowa voter's weight https://t.co/T087FFgoMf
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Toward the end of their spat, Biden addressed the man saying, “Look, fat…” Audience members gasped and look at each other.
Biden told the Iowa voters that, “No one has said my son did anything wrong.”
In fact, reports that show Hunter Biden received compensation for his work at a Ukrainian oil company that far exceeds what a regular board member makes. Another report found emails which revealed the oil company’s consulting firm leveraged Hunter Biden to get a meeting with the U.S. State Department. This all took place while Biden was the Vice President of the United States.
Hunter has denied any wrong doing, but admitted to “poor judgment” in taking a paid position in a Ukrainian gas company.
Despite the mainstream media pushing the idea that problems with Ukraine started and ended with Donald Trump, the narrative is clearly not resonating with middle Americans. Iowa voters are concerned about Biden fostering a corrupt work environment during his time as Vice President. Based on the information out there, they are completely justified in their speculation.
Biden should be prepared to answer questions over reports about his son. Next time, in a polite and non-confrontational way if he hopes to win over the voters he desperately needs to clinch the 2020 nomination.