This shows how unfit he is to be president…
Joe Biden lashed out on Tuesday at a reporter in Iowa after he was checked for claiming to draw the largest crowd of any Democrat running for president by the journalist.
The incident in question began when Biden told voters that he was not concerned about the crowds drawn by his more liberal opponents. “What I’m trying to do is go around from town to town. And I’m drawing as big of crowds — bigger than anybody,” the former vice president said. “Have you seen anybody draw bigger crowds than me here in this state?”
However, Biden’s attempt at bravado fell flat, with people in the crowd responding to his question with “yes.” One of those was a reporter for Fox News, Peter Doocy, who informed Biden that he had seen more people at Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s events.
According to Doocy and others present, the former vice president responded poorly to the live fact check. Biden attacked Doocy just moments after their initial exchange, suggesting that his reporting was biased.
“I mean, I know you, I know you’re going to go after me no matter what I’ve got,” Biden said. “Yeah, you, and it’s okay. Good. I’m a big boy. I can handle it.”
This is not the first time Biden’s temper has flared when questioned by media. Biden entered into a heated back and forth earlier this month with Joel Pollak, a senior editor at Breitbart News, for misquoting the response of President Donald Trump to the neo-Nazis marching on Charlottesville, Virginia in 2017.
Biden has constantly stated since declaring his candidacy that Trump called neo-Nazis “very fine people,” when the president had effectively said white supremacists should at the moment of the event be “condemned totally.” In reality, while debating the non-violent demonstrators from both left and right who had collected in Charlottesville to make their emotions known about removing a Confederate monument, the “very fine people” comment was made.
The former vice president erupted when Pollak raised the issue with Biden.
“No, he did not. He said, he walked out, and he said — let’s get this straight,” Biden said. “He said there were ‘very fine people’ in both groups. They’re chanting antisemitic slogans, carrying flags.”
The campaign team of Biden and his allies subsequently tried to spin the altercation positively
Last week, Biden’s team used a similar strategy when attacking the media to cover the persistent gaffes of the candidate.
“This is a press narrative, not a voter narrative,” Symone Sanders, the campaign’s spokeswoman, told CNN when asked if the gaffes were hurting Biden’s candidacy — as polling seems to suggest.