Former vice president Joe Biden had an interesting back and forth Thursday with a voter in New Hampton. According to Molly Nagle, campaign reporter for ABC, the voter started out saying Biden is too old. He followed by taking exception to Biden sending his son to work in Ukraine.
“We all know Trump, uh, has been messing around in Ukraine over there, holding their foreign aid for them to come up saying they’re going to investigate you,” he said. “But you on the other hand, sent your son over there to get a job and work for a gas company.”
The man then said Biden was selling access to the president just like Trump is.
“You’re a damn liar man, that’s not true,” Biden replied. “And no one has ever said that.”
The man in the audience said he saw it on TV. He then said that’s all he has to do is watch TV.
“I know you do, and by the way, that’s why I’m not sedentary,” Biden said. “The reason I’m running is because I’ve been around a long time and I know more than most people know and I can get things done.”
Biden then said if the man wanted to check his shape, they should do push ups or run.
“No one has said my son has done anything wrong, and I did not on any occasion,” Biden said.
The two continued. The man said he did not say Biden did anything wrong.
“You said I set up my son to work in an oil company,” Biden said. “Isn’t that what you said? Get your words straight, Jack.”
They then argued about whether or not the man heard it on MSNBC.
After a couple minutes, Biden turns around and says he isn’t going to get into an argument. It sounds like Biden calls the man fat at the 1:55 mark of the video.
“Look, here’s the deal,” Biden starts.
“It looks like you don’t have any more backbone than Trump does,” the man said.
Biden then asks for any other questions.
WATCH: A tense exchange with a voter at @JoeBiden’s event in New Hampton, IA this morning, where a voter started out by telling Biden he had two problems with him: he was too old, and his son’s work in Ukraine pic.twitter.com/ok7m0ShFPd
— Molly Nagle (@MollyNagle3) December 5, 2019