Joe Biden is one odd duck, as they say.
The “king of the gaffe” has returned to the national political stage in 2019 after eight years as Vice President under Barack Obama, this time seeking the Oval Office for himself. He is but one man in a sea of 23-or-so candidates, and has already drawn attentive barbs from his colleagues…notably Cory Booker and Kamala Harris.
We can’t forget the constant belittlement Biden has faced at the hands of President Trump’s Twitter account.
So now Joe is preparing to play the role of the tough guy, but, in typical bumbling-Biden fashion, he went ahead an announced that this was going to be the next phase of his campaign.
take our poll - story continues below
Biden, who struggled during the first debate to respond to attacks from Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) about his civil rights record, issued the warning at a fundraiser in Detroit, Michigan, on Wednesday. The warning was aimed directly at Harris, whom Biden and his mostly male surrogates have attempted to paint as overly ambitious and ungrateful.
“I’m not going to be as polite this time,” the former vice president told a room full of donors. “Because this is the same person who asked me to come to California and nominate her in her convention.”
Biden added that if Harris or other 2020 Democrats were eager to relitigate the past, he would be more than happy to oblige.
“If they want to argue about the past, I can do that,” the former vice president said. “I got a past I’m proud of. They got a past that’s not quite so good.”
Biden’s testosterone may be getting the better of him, however, as the septuagenarian has also indicated that he’d be willing to do pushups on a debate stage with current President Donald Trump, should the latter lambast the former over his age or energy level.
Become an insider!
Sign up for our free email newsletter, and we'll make sure to keep you in the loop.