We've all seen the memes of Sleepy Joe and Creepy Joe sniffing young women. But no one has had the guts to directly confront the former vice president about the stereotypes, until he chatted with Snapchat's Peter Hamby this week.
Hamby, the host of "Good Luck America," presented the former VP with a study recently conducted by the Harvard Kennedy School's Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy regarding the most popular slogans about him. The top three results were "Dementia Joe," "Sleepy Joe," and "Creepy Joe." Not very flattering.
"Basically there’s an entire discourse on the internet right now that’s painting you as creepy and old and out of touch and kinda lame," Hamby noted.
Biden tried to awkwardly laugh it off. And then he made it worse by giving a terrible explanation. Kids these days, he explained, just don't go on the internet!
“Basically there’s an entire discourse on the internet right now that’s painting you as creepy and old and out of touch and kinda lame” ??????— Abigail Marone (@abigailmarone) May 13, 2020
Absolutely brutal interview for Biden who then claims young people don’t get most of their news from the internet.... yikes pic.twitter.com/lATF7MhBcu
Biden added that President Trump is a "master at laying nicknames on people." Still, Biden said he and his team are "trying" to improve their internet game. For instance, he referred to his recent Instagram Q&A with U.S. women's soccer star Megan Rapinoe, and his Here's the Deal podcastm with his recent guest Andrew Yang, who he referred to as "Andrew Young."
Biden is on a roll this week. On Tuesday night he suggested that Democrats were the only ones suffering from the pandemic.