(RightWingAmericans.com) – For the first time in, well, maybe ever, Joe Biden told the truth: He said that there is no hope for him or the Democrats to defeat President Donald Trump in the general election in November.
Biden, who is the current frontrunner in the Democratic primary ahead of Bernie Sanders, slipped up when making a campaign speech in Missouri on Saturday. Verbal gaffes seem to be Biden’s thing, but this one takes the cake as perhaps his best so far.
The nominee was trying to rally fellow Democrats and the party’s electorate around him in a unified fight against Trump and the Republicans. But, as he tends to do, Biden stumbled over his words and uttered out a completely shocking few statement:
“We want a nominee who will bring this party together, who will run on a progressive, positive campaign, and turn this primary from a campaign that’s about negative attacks to one about what we’re for. Because we cannot get re-elect, we cannot win this re-election … excuse me, we can only re-elect Donald Trump, if in fact we get engaged in this circular firing squad here.”
It’s not surprising that in this digital age we live in, a video snippet of Biden uttering the phrase “we can only re-elect Donald Trump, began circulating over social media almost immediately. Even Trump — never one to miss a Twitter moment — jumped on board, re-tweeting the video and saying “I agree with Joe!”
Disappointingly, Twitter soon labeled the video clip as “manipulated media,” making it the first time the company had done so to anything posted to their site. They did so because the clip doesn’t include Biden’s full sentence, only a part of it that makes it appear he’s admitting he can’t defeat Trump.
That apparently wasn’t enough for the Biden campaign, though, which went on the attack to Facebook, which decided not to act on the video clip. Greg Schultz, Biden’s campaign manager, said it was a “malfeasance” that Facebook didn’t label the edited video clip as “manipulated media.” He said:
“Facebook won’t say it, but it is apparent to all who have examined their conduct and policies: they care first and foremost about money and, to that end, are willing to serve as one of the world’s most effective mediums for the spread of vile lies. Their unethical behavior is not acceptable, and it must change.”
Seems a little harsh to call Facebook’s behavior unacceptable or the edited clip as a “vile lie.” Guess the Biden camp can’t take a joke.
Biden and Schultz should know by now: If they don’t want something repeated and shared across the internet, the simply don’t say it.
Of course, it’s quite obvious that Biden’s remarks were a verbal gaffe. Or were they a Freudian slip? Maybe Old Joe has finally come to the inner conclusion that he really has no legitimate shot of defeating Trump in November, and it all came rushing out of his mouth in Missouri on Saturday.