Biden Apologizes: I ‘Probably’ Shouldn’t Have Challenged 83-Year-Iowan To Push-Up Contest

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Biden Apologizes: I ‘Probably’ Shouldn’t Have Challenged 83-Year-Iowan To Push-Up Contest

No Malarkey = Bullying Senior Citizens

 

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Joe Biden is apologizing for his part in the malarkey that occurred during a stop on his “No Malarkey” tour across Iowa.

What Happened:

The 77-year-old former vice president was confronted by an 83-year-old farmer on Friday during a New Hampton, Iowa, town hall.

“We all know Trump has been messing around in Ukraine,” the man said, then added: “You, on the other hand, sent your son over there to get a job and work for a gas company and [who] had no experience in natural gas. You’re selling access to the president just like he is.”

Biden exploded. “You’re a damn liar, man. That’s not true. And no one has ever said that,” Biden said as he approached the man menacingly.

Then Biden, as he does, challenged the man. “Let’s do push-ups together here, man. Let’s run. Let’s do whatever you want to do. Let’s take an IQ test.”

Fun Fact: The former frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination went on to defend his son, who got paid $83,000 a month for serving on the board of a Ukrainian state natural gas company while Biden was vice president. 

“No one has said my son has done anything wrong,” Biden said, adding that he “did not on any occasion” do anything wrong and that “no one has ever said it.”

“I didn’t say you were doing anything wrong,” the man said.

“You said I set up my son to work on an oil company,” Biden fired back. “Isn’t that what you said? Get your words straight, Jack!

The man said he heard it on MSNBC, which caused Biden to explode again.

“You don’t hear that on MSNBC! You did not hear that at all,” Biden said. “Look, I’m not going to get into an argument with you, man.”

Then Biden called the man “fat” (or sure seemed to, anyway, although Team Biden said the candidate said “facts”).

But it turns out the 83-year-old guy doesn’t take any malarkey, either.

“You don’t have any more backbone than Trump does,” he said.

The crowd booed.

“Any other questions?” the annoyed Biden said.

“Well, I’m not voting for you,” the man said.

“Well, I knew you weren’t,” Biden said. “You’re too old to vote for me.”

Here's the exciting video of the incident:

Biden the Fat-Shamer has since apologized for the incident, saying, “I probably shouldn’t have challenged him to pushups,” according to a reporter for Axios.

"Daisy" from The Chicks on the Right and producer Rob have more on Biden's apology in the clip below.

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