Former Vice President Joe Biden was considered by many Democrats to be the chosen one. He was the moderate hope to squelch the re-election of Donald Trump by pulling moderate, midwestern voters away from the incumbent Republican.
Then he opened his mouth.
Biden has long been a gaffe machine, and a bit of a goofball at that. His bizarre recounting of tales from his past have been mocked incessantly in the media, and this week is no different.
Biden, who has been known to regale voters with confusing and often inappropriatestatements, told the story about his “leg hair” when attending a ceremony renaming a community pool in his honor in Wilmington, Delaware. At the time, Biden had just left the vice presidency, and the ceremony was viewed by city officials as a way to recognize his long career in public service. The event, however, quickly took a strange turn when the then-74-year-old former vice president began to share stories from his youth, particular his time as a lifeguard at the pool being named in his honor.
“By the way, you know, I sit on the stand, and it get[s] hot,” Biden said, flanked by children from the local community. “I got a lot, I got hairy legs that turn blonde in the sun, and the kids used to come up and reach in the pool and rub my leg down so it was straight and then watch the hair come back up again. They’d look at it.”
It gets weirder…
The former vice president added that he learned “about kids jumping on [his] lap” from the job and also worked with some “good men” at the pool.
“And I’ve loved kids jumping on my lap,” Biden said at the event, pointing to one of the children standing by his side. “And I tell you what: the men are now all men. The guys I worked with down here, and they’re all guys at the time, they’re all good men”
Biden is currently battling it out with Senator Elizabeth Warren for the top spot among the 2020 Democrats, but, should he continue to exude these sorts of strange anecdotes, that won’t last.
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