Was this a meltdown?
Was this Joe Biden’s Howard Dean moment?
Do you remember Howard Dean?
Remember how he was on his way to becoming the front runner….until this happened:
Well, I have to wonder if Joe Biden just had his own moment.
Because this was CREEPY.
So many people have asked "how would the media respond if it were Trump who did this?"
I think they'd have probably had him committed by now!
So how will they respond to Biden?
Time will tell.
Maybe instead of "Joe 303303030303" he will now be known as "Joe Why Why Why".
You're welcome Hannity.
Here's what our friends over at The Hill reported:
Joe Biden told a CBS reporter to "calm down" after he asked the former vice president why he had attacked Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a top rival of Biden's for the Democratic presidential nomination.
"Yesterday, you said you accepted Bernie's apology, now you're attacking him," said Ed O'Keefe, the veteran reporter covering the 2020 presidential campaign for the network. "Why are you doing that? Why wasn't his apology enough, Mr. Vice President? Why attack Sanders?"
After the last question, Biden, who had been ready to leave the press area, turned back to O'Keefe with a wide-eyed expression and walked back toward him.
"Why, why, why, why, why, why, why?" Biden said, waving his hands toward O'Keefe and bending toward him slightly.
"You're getting nervous, man. Calm down, it's OK!" Biden said, putting his hands gently on O'Keefe's shoulder.
"He apologized for saying I was corrupt, he didn't say anything about whether or not I was telling the truth about Social Security," Biden then states, as O'Keefe recorded the conversation.
Biden proceeded to give the reporter a soft tap with his fist before leaving the area.
Biden and Sanders have been battling over Social Security and an op-ed by a supporter of Sanders who called Biden corrupt. Sanders apologized for the op-ed, but his campaign has pressed forward with its argument that Biden had supported efforts to cut Social Security. Biden says he had only supported efforts to fix Social Security.
Earlier Wednesday on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," Biden accused Sanders and his campaign of taking statements he'd made about Social Security decades ago out of context.
"I find it amazing that we go back and look at statements and many of them, most of them [are] taken out of context of 10, 30, 35 years ago," Biden told co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski.