President Trump said that 2020 presidential front-runner Joe Biden is “not playing with a full deck” on Friday, after Biden made two mistakes at a campaign event in Iowa.
Trump, a frequent critic of the former vice president, told reporters on the South Lawn Friday that he was aware of the two Biden gaffes from the day before.
The president said, “Joe is not playing with a full deck. He made that comment. I said, whoa. I saw it. That was on — something. I had a television. I saw his comments. Joe Biden is not playing with a full deck. This is not somebody you can have as your president. But if he got the nomination, I’d be thrilled.”
While speaking at a town hall for the Asian & Latino Coalition PAC on Thursday, the 76-year-old former vice president said, “The other thing we should do is we should challenge these students. We should challenge students in these schools that have advanced placement classes in these schools. We have this notion that somehow if you’re poor you cannot do it.”
“Poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids — ” Biden said, before quickly correcting himself, “ — wealthy kids, black kids, Asian kids.”
The Biden campaign released a statement about the gaffe on Friday morning, saying that he “misspoke and immediately corrected himself during a refrain he often uses to make the point that all children deserve a fair shot, and children born into lower-income circumstances are just as smart as those born to wealthy parents.”
Biden also confused former British Prime Minister Theresa May with her long-dead counterpart Margaret Thatcher for the second time on Thursday.
Also earlier this week, Trump said Biden “has truly lost his fastball.”
Author: Mike Brest
Source: Washington Examiner: Trump on Biden flubs: ‘Joe is not playing with a full deck’