Joe Biden Tripped Up Badly by Running Mate Question

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is the king of “gaffes,” but recently, his “mental moments” seem to occur in every carefully scripted appearance.

During an interview on MSNBC, far-left host Joy Reid asked Biden a simple question about when he plans to announce his running mate.

And Biden suffered a meltdown for the ages.

“Have you narrowed down your choices?” Reid asked.

The response started cogently enough (if the “physical examination” part was a little odd), but got lost in a word salad.

Republican National Committee spokeswoman Liz Harrington caught part of it for a Twitter post.

“I’ll tell you what’s happening,” Biden told Reid. “We’re getting the detailed analysis that has done. I’ve been through one of these vets, as they say. It takes about six weeks and you go into everything, it’s like having a public physical examination.

“That is just being finished. I’m having a two-hour, uh, uhm, vetting report from the lawyers, and women and men of color, as well as white folks who are doing the vetting, uhm, and, uh, we’ve gone through about four candidates so far, and the two-hour vetting.

“And then when I get all the vetting done of all the candidates, then I’m going to narrow the, uh, the list, and then we’ll see, and then I’m going to have personal discussions with each of the candidates who are left,” he added.


Biden’s been on a roll lately with gaffes, troubling, and bizarre comments.

While speaking to a summit of Muslim voters Monday, Biden said he wished U.S. schools taught more about Islam.

“I wish we taught more in our schools about the Islamic faith. I wish we talked about all the great confessional faiths. It’s one of the great confessional faiths,” Biden said.

Emgage Action, the country’s largest Muslim American PAC, has endorsed Biden’s presidential campaign.

Biden told the voters he would end President Donald Trump’s travel ban affecting Muslim-majority countries on day one of his presidency and blamed the White House’s current occupant for “an unconscionable rise in Islamophobia.”

Biden also said he “won’t write love letters to dictators,” and would work to “meet the moral demands of the humanitarian crisis in Syria, Yemen, and Gaza.”


Last week, Biden made a bizarre comment — perhaps unintentionally — about a plan to “get our kids to market swiftly.”

“…to get our people to work and our kids to school safely. To get our kids to market swiftly. To power clean energy revolution in this country, we need to modernize America’s infrastructure,” Biden said.

Before that, Biden revealed what he plans to do on his “first day as president,” and it’s a direct shot at President Donald Trump.