DOING IT LIVE: Biden Explains Why Most Americans ‘Probably Shouldn’t Vote for Me’

Joe Biden declared on Monday that the majority of Americans who say they are better off today than they were four years ago “probably shouldn’t vote for me.”

The moment: During an interview with the Democratic presidential nominee in Cincinnati, Ohio, WKRC-TV’s Kyle Inskeep cited a recent Gallup poll that found 56% of registered voters say they are better off now than they were four years ago.

  • Inskeep, noting Biden was vice president four years ago, asked: “So why should people who feel they are better off today, under the Trump administration, vote for you?”

“Well, if they think that, they probably shouldn’t,” Biden replied.

  • “They think 54% of the Americans are better off economically today than they were under our administration?” he said, getting the number slightly wrong. “Well, their memory is not very good, quite frankly.”
  • “And in addition to that, we have a president who doesn’t share the values of most Americans. He’s not very honest with people. He is flouting the conventions relative to public safety in terms even now not wearing a mask,” Biden added, referring to President Donald Trump’s coronavirus messaging.

Don’t get out the vote: Biden, a famously gaffe-prone candidate, has repeatedly told voters not to vote for him, both in 2020 and in previous races.

  • The most recent prior instance came in a May MSNBC interview, when Biden said voters who believe Tara Reade’s allegation that he sexually assaulted her in 1993 “probably shouldn’t vote for me.”
  • Biden — who had previously pushed a “believe all women”-like standard for sexual misconduct claims — added, “I wouldn’t vote for me if I believed Tara Reade.”
Source: Webfluencr
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