Joe Biden turned some heads recently in an interview when he was given the opportunity to make his case to the residents of Iowa as to why they would benefit from Biden being the new president.
Sadly, Biden was not on his game. Rather than take advantage of the opportunity, he responded with, “I’m not going to.”
The American Mirror detailed the strange exchange:
In an awkward interview with WQAD’s Denise Hnytka, the 76-year-old former vice president made zero effort to persuade Iowans he’s the man for the job. Instead, he was oddly combative to softball questions as he refused to explain how his vision will improve the economy and blamed President Trump for ruining farming in the Hawkeye State.
“Presidential campaigns are so often about what’s going wrong with the current president,” Hnytka told Biden. “What is President Trump doing right?”
“I can’t think of anything,” Biden shot back with a smirk.
“You can’t think of anything?”
“No, I’m not being facetious. I mean, the way he is separating us from the rest of the world, the way he’s walked away from acknowledging there’s any climate problem. The way he’s not told the truth,” Biden said.
“I’m sure there’s things he’s done that I’m unaware of,” he added, “but there’s nothing I can think of lately.”
The reporter pointed out one obvious accomplishment that’s having a big impact on Iowa since Trump took office.
“Well, in Iowa, the unemployment rate is at two and half percent,” Hnytka said. “People say they are employed in Iowa and their small businesses are growing. …”
“They, they were, they were empl bef, they were employed before he got elected,” Biden alleged.
“The president won by 10 percentage points in Iowa,” Hnytka said.
“I’m not suggesting he didn’t win by 10 percentage points, what I’m suggesting is he’s not the reason for the unemployment rate being down,” Biden said.
“But why should people want to make a change, though?” Hnytka pressed.
Biden didn’t want to get into it.
“That’s up to them to decide,” he said.
She tried again.
“Why should they?” Hnytka questioned.
“That’s for them to decide,” an icy Biden repeated with an awkward silence.
“Well, make your case,” she pushed.
“I’m not going to,” Biden shot back.
Is anyone really that surprised?
You can see the awkward conversation in the tweet below:
File this in the ‘why is Biden even running for president?’ drawer.
Reporter mentions Iowa’s economy is booming.
Reporter: “Why should people want to make a change?”
Biden: “Well that’s up to them to decide.”
Reporter: Well make your case?”
Biden: “I’m not going to.” pic.twitter.com/edmWgsDgRK
— Andrew Clark🎃 (@AndrewHClark) September 23, 2019
So, why the slip-up, Joe?
Perhaps it’s because there would have been no appropriate answer to give?
According to the Daily Wire, there couldn’t have been a factual answer that would have actually been honest.
It would definitely be difficult for Biden to make his case to Iowans; not only is the current unemployment rate in Iowa 2.5% as opposed to 3.9% across the nation, but there are other signs the economy of the state is flourishing. RadioIowa reported on Monday that the Iowa Economic Development Authority approved incentives for three businesses that have promised to create 150 new jobs. Cargill was awarded tax benefits for a $125 million expansion of its Eddyville plant and is expected to create 17 new jobs paying upward of $17 an hour; Hormel won tax benefits as it plans to move jobs from Nebraska to Dubuque, creating 58 new jobs paying over $23 an hour; Upper Iowa Beef won tax benefits allowing the company to create 75 additional jobs at roughly $22 an hour.
It’s not all Joe’s fault for the gaffe.
Trump has created an amazing economy, and that’s just really difficult to compete with.
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Source: Politico Usa News