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OPINION

Biden’s Disastrous Week Was a Product of His Own Incompetence

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Last week was by far the worst seven days of Joe Biden’s entire presidential campaign — the presumptive Democrat nominee made a series of dreadful unforced errors that have put his entire campaign in dire jeopardy.

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Biden’s political decline is entirely of his own making. Even while President Trump is preoccupied with fighting the coronavirus pandemic, the former vice president manages to make a public fool of himself, raising major questions about his fitness for the presidency. Although most Americans are intimately familiar with Biden’s history of gaffes, his racist remarks from last week still managed to shock the entire nation. 

"Unlike the African American community, with notable exceptions, the Latino community is an incredibly diverse community with incredibly diverse attitudes about different things," Biden said during an interview. "You go to Florida, you find a very different attitude about immigration than you do in Arizona. So it's a very diverse community.”

Understandably, these remarks instantly sparked a wave of outrage and criticism — and not just from Republicans. After getting a relentless grilling in the media, Biden was forced to backtrack in a series of tweets, attempting to convince people that he did not mean to portray the Black community as a “monolith” in American politics. 

Remarkably, though, this wasn’t the only racist comment that came out of Biden’s mouth last week. During the very same media appearance, the septuagenarian candidate got triggered by a question about taking a mental competency test, wildly berating a Black journalist for simply doing his job, and even accusing him of being on drugs.

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"No, I haven't taken a test. Why the hell would I take a test?" Biden snapped. "Come on, man. That's like saying you, before you got on this program, you take a test where you're taking cocaine or not. What do you think? Huh? Are you a junkie?"

Biden was already having a rough week prior to his catastrophic interview. The Tax Policy Center, for instance, released a study warning that Biden’s tax proposals would lead to massive tax increases worth a whopping $4 trillion

Moreover, the presumptive Democrat nominee made the call to skip out on his Party’s convention in Milwaukee — an appearance that would have gone a long way toward healing the rifts between the Democratic Party and Wisconsin voters that developed after 2016 nominee Hillary Clinton completely ignored the Badger State.

To top it all off, Biden’s disastrous week ended with another humiliating moment for his passive campaign as President Trump took decisive executive action to secure emergency economic relief for American workers, circumventing gridlock in Congress. 

“In the current negotiations, we have repeatedly stated our willingness to immediately sign legislation providing extended unemployment benefits, protecting Americans from eviction, and providing additional relief payments to families,” President Trump said, blasting the Democrats for refusing to accept a compromise for the American people. 

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By Sunday, America saw a clear difference between President Trump and Sleepy Joe Biden — the former is a fearless leader who is willing to fight for our country no matter the cost; the latter is a radical, racially-insensitive politician who hides in his basement rather than show his face to voters. 

Thanks to Biden’s self-sabotage, American voters won’t be faced with a difficult choice at the ballot box this November.

Dr. Gina Loudon, Ph.D. (@RealDrGina) is a bestselling author, columnist, and frequent news commentator. She is the National Co-Chairwoman of Women for Trump and is on the Donald J. Trump for President Media Advisory Board and a senior anchor at America's Voice News.

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