Supercut: Biden Stumbles His Way Through Final Democratic Debate
Democrats’ 2020 front-runner ended the primary debate season much the way he began it: Stumbling and mumbling.
In his final performance before the Iowa caucuses, Biden once again struggled stringing together coherent sentences.
During one of his first answers, Biden attempted explaining his foreign policy toward the Middle East: "It's a mistake to pull out the straw, small number of troops … It's lie that our embassies were going to be bombed."
Discussing North Korea, Biden offered: "I would not meet without Kim absent preconditions."
On trade with China, Biden again got tongue-tied: “If we don’t set the rules of the road by going out to our partners, instead of poking our eye — and, uh, excuse me, poking our finger in the eye of our friends ...”
On health-care plans, Biden became nearly incomprehensible: “The way to do that is to take ObamaCare, reinstate, rebuild it. Provide a public option, allow Medicare for those folks who want it. And in fact, make sure that we in the process reduce the cost of, uh, of drug prices, reduce the cost of being able to buy into the subsidizes further, and make available, make it available to everyone. Here’s the deal, that costs will the of money.”
“The proposal I lay out does in fact limit drug costs,” he began moments later. “It sets up, it allows all the drug companies that — excuse me, it allows you to Medicare to negotiate with drug companies for the price.”
On the topic of child-care, Biden began another confusing note: “We should be free universal, excuse me, free infant care.”
Virtually every response was riddled with these types of stumbles. For more, check out the montage above.