Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden took heat for a comment he made at a campaign event when he called a voter from Iowa “fat” and “sedentary.”
The outburst from the former vice president came Thursday at a campaign event in Iowa. The voter initially asked Biden about his son, Hunter, and his connection with Ukraine before the Delaware Democrat attacked him.
“You, on the other hand, sent your son over there to get a job and work for a gas company and who had no experience in natural gas,” he said.
“You’re selling access to the president just like he is.”
Ouch. Enter Joe Biden.
“You’re a damn liar, man. That’s not true. And no one has ever said that.”
“Let him go. Let him go,” Biden said.
“You want to check my shape man, let’s do pushups together here, man,” Biden lashed out. “Let’s run. Let’s do whatever you want to do. Let’s take an IQ test. Ok?”
“I’m not sedentary,” Biden added.
“The reason I’m running is because I’ve been around a long time and I know more than most people now and I can get things done. And that’s why I’m running.”
“No one has said my son has done anything wrong,” Biden said.
“I didn’t say you were doing anything wrong,” the man said.
“You said I set up my son to work on an oil company,” Biden said. “Isn’t that what you said? Get your words straight, Jack!”
Biden slipped and called the man “fat” to which the man responded.
“You don’t have any more backbone than Trump does.”
“Well, I’m not voting for you,” the man said.