Joe Biden was asked why most Americans think the country is better off now than four years ago and he (somewhat ironically) said these people suffer from memory loss and they “probably shouldn’t” think the way they do.
“Well, if they think that, they probably shouldn’t,” Biden answered when asked about a recent poll indicating 56 percent of Americans believe they are better off now than four years ago.
“They think — 54 percent of the American people believe they’re better off economically today than they were under our administration? Well, their memory is not very good, quite frankly,” Biden continued, inaccurately repeating the figure.
He added: “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 of, even now, not wearing a mask, a guy who has been a super spreader. But look, whatever they believe, they should go out and vote. People should vote. Period.”
“56% of Americans said that they are better off today than they were 4 years ago under the Obama-Biden administration. Why should they vote for you?”
Biden: Well if they think that, they probably shouldn’t pic.twitter.com/upKO1TMMZy
— Jewish Deplorable 🇺🇸 (@TrumpJew) October 13, 2020
The New York Post reports the Trump campaign has sought to remind people of the unprecedented and booming economy that was witnessed under the Trump administration, contrasting the image with the 2008-09 recession and the slow recovery under the Obama-Biden administration:
The economy has been a core message for the Trump 2020 campaign, which has been touting the commander-in-chief’s economic achievements as a primary argument for his re-election.
During Vice President Mike Pence’s debate with Biden running mate Sen. Kamala Harris last Wednesday, he described the American economic comeback as being “on the ballot.”
Pence was responding to Harris’ claim that a Biden administration would repeal the Trump tax cuts on the first day.
Here’s how some people responded to the former vice president’s comments:
He just called 56% of Americans stupid for having their own thoughts, and then said don’t vote for him. Case closed. #Trump2020 🇺🇸
— T-Shell B 🧡🧡 (@BbrownTshell) October 13, 2020
A self-own if there ever was one
— The Breath in Joe’s Nostrils 💨 . . . ⭐️🚀⭐️ (@XaRizteyrehPes) October 13, 2020
He pulled a Mitt Romney "47%",
only we didn't need to sneak a camera into his campaign to catch Joe say this…
…JOE SAID THIS OUT LOUD ON TELEVISION!
— ScaryHobbit (@ScaryHobbit) October 13, 2020