Joe Biden lashed out at a voter during a Thursday event in New Hampton, Iowa, after the man suggested that his primary problems are that he’s too old, and that he ‘set his son up with a job in Ukraine.’
You “sent your son over there, getting him a job to go work for a gas company that he had no experience in – nothing – in order to get access to the President,” says the man.
It goes downhill from there:
WATCH: A tense exchange with a voter at @JoeBiden’s event in New Hampton, IA this morning, where a voter started out by telling Biden he had two problems with him: he was too old, and his son’s work in Ukraine pic.twitter.com/ok7m0ShFPd
— Molly Nagle (@MollyNagle3) December 5, 2019
“You’re a damn liar, man,” Biden clapped back. “That’s not true. And no one has ever said that.”
“Look, the reason I’m running is because I’ve been around a long time and I know more than most people know. And I can get things done, that’s why I’m running.”
“And you wanna check my shape, let’s do pushups together man, let’s run, let’s do whatever you want to do, let’s take an IQ test. OK?“
“Number two, no one has said my son has done anything wrong and I did not on any occasion, and no one has ever said it…”
To which the man replies, “I didn’t say you were doin’ anyting wrong.”
“You said I set up my son to work at an oil company, isn’t that what you said? Get your words straight, Jack.”
(The man said it was a gas company).
“You don’t have anymore backbone than Trump,” the man retorts.
— Andy Swan 🦢 (@AndySwan) December 5, 2019
Some have noted that Biden appears to call the guy fat.
Biden to Iowa voter: “Look, fat, look, here’s the deal…” pic.twitter.com/s3MLUiVo5t
— 🌃 (@codyave) December 5, 2019
Did Biden just call an Iowa voter fat?
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) December 5, 2019
Update: Biden’s campaign press secretary claims he said “Look, facts.”
That seems like a reaaaal stretch based on the video. It’s at the 1:55 mark above
— Peter J. Hasson (@peterjhasson) December 5, 2019
Except when one looks at an enhance! version of the clip, Biden clearly says ‘fat’.
— Zach Parkinson (@AZachParkinson) December 5, 2019
The man later gets into an altercation with a Biden supporter after suggesting the former VP should drop out of the race.
“Stick it up your ass, fella.”
Voter that challenged @JoeBiden gets into confrontation with another voter that told him to “get out of here.”
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) December 5, 2019