Former vice president Joe Biden issued a confusing insult to a voter at a town hall in Hampton, New Hampshire, Sunday and called her a “lying pony soldier with a dog face.”
An economics student at Mercer University, who identified himself as Madison, asked Biden why voters had to believe he could win after his performance in Iowa – where the candidate came in fourth.
“So you’re probably the candidate with the biggest advantage in this race,” Madison said at the Ashworth by the Sea hotel in the ocean city, to mention how Biden has become known as the former vice-president and did not have to take time off from the campaign track for hearings with accusations such as the 2020 candidates serving in the US Senate.
“How do you explain the performance in Iowa and why would voters believe that you can win the national elections?” the student asked.
Joe Biden called a student in his town hall Sunday a “lying, pony soldier with dog face”
The comments were fueled after Biden asked the student if she had been in a caucus before, and she told him she had. “You said you were – but now you have to be honest,” he said
Donald Trump Jr. drew attention to Joe Biden’s comment and tweette video of the back and forth
“It’s a good question. Number one – Iowa is a democratic caucus. Have you ever been in a caucus? “Biden asked the young voter.
She nodded in the affirmative.
“No, you don’t. You have a lying pony soldier with a dog face, “Biden said laughing.
“You said you were – but now you have to be honest. Now I’ll be honest with you. It was a little confusing in Iowa, “he said.
“But let’s assume everything was just right in Iowa, the idea of coming in with half of the delegates that the leaders come into Iowa doesn’t necessarily say how you are going to win Pennsylvania, how you are going to win Michigan,” he argued, and suggested that he would perform better than Senator Bernie Sanders and former mayor of South Bend Pete Buttigieg in the general election change states.
“I congratulate Pete, I congratulate Bernie,” Biden continued. “They were really well organized, better organized than we were in Iowa.”
Biden also argued that “you should take the first four as one,” Biden said of the first early moods and caucus states: Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, and South Carolina.
“No person has won without overwhelming support from the black community, overwhelming, overwhelming. OK?’ Said Biden.
“I am far and ahead in the African-American community right now,” he continued, adding that the final result “remains to be seen.”
Biden came in fourth in the Iowa caucuses – although the State Democratic Party did not declare a winner after the competition was thrown into chaos when the reporting app failed
Iowa has not yet officially named the winner, but as the results show, Buttigieg came in at number 1 in traditional statistics – the percentage of delegates earned – while Sanders won the popular vote.
Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren fell in third place with 18 percent and Biden in fourth with 15.8 percent.
Except for Amy Klobuchar, who earned 12.3 percent in the caucus, no other candidate came forward with more than 1 percent.
New polling during the weekend also shows Biden in fourth place in New Hampshire – with a certain poll that gives him just one point ahead of Klobuchar.
He also played down expectations in New Hampshire, where the country’s first primary is on Tuesday. Biden said that Sanders, who represents Vermont, or Senator Elizabeth Warren from Massachusetts, cannot be expected to come from neighboring states.
“Look, who won a New Hampshire primary … if someone runs alongside you in the two states?” he asked the crowd.
While in the room, Biden’s strange comment was taken in pass.
Once it came on the internet, however, it was ripe for critics to tear.
Donald Trump Jr. saw it back and forth and suggested it showed that 77-year-old Biden was deteriorating.
“Are we still pretending that Joe Biden hasn’t lost his marbles?” Trump Jr. tweet sunday afternoon. The first son then introduced people: “Google a video of him from 30 years ago and now compare him with him and tell me it’s the same person!”
“A long time ago,” said Trump Jr.