Biden’s new excuse for not being vocal in national emergency

Former Vice President Joe Biden was mocked for the latest excuse on why he has all but disappeared in the middle of a national emergency.

The 2020 Democratic presidential candidate may be about to clinch the party’s nomination but he was ridiculed for his inability to get his technology up to speed and disappearing from the public eye as the nation is gripped in the coronavirus crisis.

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Biden has apparently been holed up in his home in Delaware amid calls for “social distancing” to stem the spread of the contagious COVID-19 illness, but the 77-year-old was planning to give briefings and interviews from his living room which was being outfitted with the proper equipment.

“They put in a new high-speed line into my home, they’ve converted a recreation room, basically, into a television studio. So beginning tomorrow, I guess tomorrow, I’m making the first presentation,” he reportedly said during a virtual fundraiser from his home in Wilmington on Sunday.

And as many wondered where Biden had disappeared to as President Trump daily addresses the nation on the global pandemic, a new campaign ad did not even feature him but Ron Klain, who was the former vice president’s chief of staff and the Obama administration’s Ebola Response Coordinator.

But the Biden campaign apparently was having some issues with the plan to kick off his in-home briefings, according to a source who said the “team is working on scaling up that infrastructure and dealing with the realities of Biden’s Wilmington home, like the fact that there aren’t particularly high ceilings, which can make lighting a challenge.”

CNN’s Jeff Zeleny had noted that Biden was “not quite ready for this moment,” referring to the coronavirus outbreak which has affected the 2020 race.

“The Biden campaign….is not quite ready for this moment. Biden’s an old-fashioned, handshaking politician,” Zeleny said on Sunday. “It was clear they were not ready for the communications required for this.”

Many wondered about Biden’s disappearance from the media.

Others noted that Sen. Bernie Sanders is not having the same issues.

The contention that Biden’s team was working out the technical and lighting issues did not fly with many on social media who pointed out the many times the former vice president has, in fact, aired remarks from is home.

The poor excuse made for many jabs at Biden as well as calls to come clean about what is really going on with the campaign.


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