Former Vice President Joe Biden’s staff appeared to give him a script during his call with California Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris selecting her as his November running mate Tuesday.
The photos show Biden, 77, holding a phone upside down, likely to place the microphone closer to the speakers of the computer showing Harris’s face.
Biden's staff had to write a script for him so he'd know why he was even talking to Kamala Harris. "I'm calling you today because…" pic.twitter.com/9iUMnVzmtZ
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) August 11, 2020
The pictures fuel doubts over Biden’s cognitive capabilities as the presumptive Democratic nominee runs a nationwide campaign for Oval Office from his Delaware basement, stumbling in nearly every television interview.
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After months of speculation with tight-lipped deliberations and delays in the final stretch, Biden formally announced Harris will be on his vice-presidential ticket less than a week from the Democratic convention.
“I have the great honor to announced that I’ve picked @KamalaHarris – a fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country’s finest public servants – as my running mate,” Biden wrote on Twitter.
I have the great honor to announce that I’ve picked @KamalaHarris — a fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country’s finest public servants — as my running mate.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) August 11, 2020
Harris will be the first non-Caucasian woman to run on a major-party presidential ticket in American history. Biden’s pick comes just more than a year after the California Democrat charged Biden with being a racist segregationist on the debate stage.