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?"
.@JoeBiden last night in Charleston, S.C.: "My name is 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." pic.twitter.com/rzjlM5XZX5— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) February 25, 2020
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."
Joe Biden claimed tonight that he worked with Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping on the Paris Climate Accord.— Zach Parkinson (@AZachParkinson) February 25, 2020
Except the current Chinese President is Xi Jinping.
Deng Xiapoing left office in 1992 and has been dead for 23 years. pic.twitter.com/ddEAmPhkZi
He also seemed to be confused about which state he was in.
Begs the question: Does Joe Biden know which state he is in? https://t.co/xRyB2qdiMa— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) February 24, 2020
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.