Biden's Gaffe-tastic Day in South Carolina

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Posted: Feb 25, 2020 7:31 AM
Biden's Gaffe-tastic Day in South Carolina

Source: AP Photo/Gerald Herbert

Former Vice President Joe Biden has always been gaffe-prone, but he was on a roll in South Carolina on Monday.

Just days before South Carolina voters will head to the polls for the state’s primary, Biden told a crowd he is running for Senate.

"You're the ones who sent Barack Obama the presidency. And I have a simple proposition here: I'm here to ask you for your help," Biden told voters at the South Carolina Democrat Party's First in the South Dinner. "Where I come from, you don't go very far unless you ask. My name's Joe Biden. I'm a Democratic candidate for the United States Senate. Look me over. If you like what you see, help out. If not, vote for the other Biden. Give me a look though, OK?"

During a campaign event earlier in the day, Biden claimed that he worked on the Paris Climate Accord with Deng Xiaoping, the Chinese leader who died in 1997.

"One of the things I'm proudest of is getting passed, getting moved, getting in control of is the Paris Climate Accord," Biden told the crowd. "I'm the guy who came back after meeting with Deng Xiaoping and making the case that I believe China will join if we put pressure on them. We got almost 200 nations to join."

He also seemed to be confused about which state he was in. 

Despite recent claims that he only needs to do well in South Carolina, Biden has previously insisted the state will be his firewall. As Matt wrote, however, he will have to overcome a double digit loss of support among black voters in the state if he's to have any hope left in this race.