President Obama reportedly asked Biden to please not ruin his legacy or “embarrass himself” in his run for 2020.
Now, we’re seeing why!
Joe Biden’s gaffes during his presidential campaign have ranged from mildly humorous flubs to “did he really just say that?” moments like when he declared, quote: “Poor kids are just as smart as white kids” or promised to cure cancer if elected.
Now, here’s another Sleepy Joe moment going viral as we write this:
Biden: "I only have two political heroes. I have one hero who was my dad, but I have two political heroes were Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy. My senior semester they were both shot and killed.
Imagine what would have happened if, God forbid, Barack Obama had been assassinated after becoming the de facto nominee. What would have happened in America?”
Biden's statement was full of errs for multiple reasons, including his equation of Obama to heroes like MLK, but the most curious thing about this questionable comment from Biden is that it is raising eyebrows from both sides.
Democrats are condemning it as a violent fantasy and Biden's further reliance on the "Obama legacy" to try to get voter support.
Republicans seem to just see it as evidence of Biden's senility and more evidence that Biden should never get into office!
Check out what Twitter is saying about the latest Biden flub:
Fox News has more to say about Joe Biden's question that he poised to the crowd:
The former vice president asked the audience what would have happened if his former boss had been assassinated.
Toward the end of the town hall at Dartmouth College, Biden - as he often does on the campiagn trail - spotlighted two of his political heroes, Martin Luther King Jr. and Sen. Robert F. Kennedy – who were both murdered five decades ago.
Biden hypothetically asked “Imagine what would have happened if, God forbid, Barack Obama had been assassinated after becoming the de facto nominee? What would have happened in America?"
The event was held on the 11th anniversary of Obama choosing then-Sen. Biden of Delaware as his running mate in the 2008 election.
Senior Biden adviser Symone Sanders quickly took to Twitter to explain the former vice president's unusual comment.
"He was putting into perspective, for young folks in the room, about how traumatic the assassinations of RFK and MLK were for the country," she wrote.
Biden kicked off the event in Hanover criticizing the current president, not his predecessor. He took aim at the Republican president, speaking as President Trump prepared to head off to the G-7 summit of the world’s top economic powers.
“As long as this man is president, and this is no hyperbole, we are in trouble,” Biden said.
CBS News also commented:
Recalling the assassinations of Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968, former Vice President Joe Biden on Friday asked a rally audience to contemplate what would have happened if former President Barack Obama was killed before the 2008 election.
Speaking passionately about his last year of law school in 1968, Biden remembered how Kennedy and King, his two political heroes, were assassinated within weeks of each other. Kennedy was killed as he was running for president and was the presumptive nominee for that year's election.
"My senior semester they were both shot and killed," Biden said to the crowd in Hanover, New Hampshire. "Imagine what would have happened if, God forbid, Barack Obama had been assassinated after becoming the de facto nominee. What would have happened in America?"
Biden was talking about how the upheaval of his youth propelled him into a political career. He was successfully elected to the Senate at age 29 in 1972.