Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Monday, Oct. 12, said that voters who think they’re better off today than they were under the Obama-Biden administration “shouldn’t” vote for him.
“I want to talk a little bit about the economy. Gallup reported last week, 56% of Americans said that they were better off today than they were four years ago, [which] would have been under the Obama-Biden administration. So why should people who feel that they are better off today, under the Trump administration, vote for you?” anchor Kyle Inskeep asked Biden during an interview with Cincinnati’s WKRC Local 12.
The Gallup poll was taken from Sept. 14 to Sept. 28. It shows just 32 percent of voters who said they were worse off.
“Well if they think that, they probably shouldn’t,” Biden responded.
“They think—54 percent of the American people believe they’re better off economically today than they were under our administration? Well, their memory is not very good, quite frankly,” Biden told Inskeep, citing the statistic incorrectly.
“And in addition to that, we have a president who doesn’t share the values of most Americans. He’s not very honest with people. He’s flouting the conventions relative to public safety in terms of even now—not wearing a mask, a guy who has been a super spreader. But look, whatever they believe they should go out and vote. People should vote. Period,” he said.
The former vice president added that he’s going to be a a president for all Americans, “whether they voted for me or against me,” should he win in November.
Earlier in the day, Biden once again mistakenly declared he is running for the Senate and appeared to have forgotten Sen. Mitt Romney’s (R-Utah) name, raising concerns about his cognitive acuity.
In the same day Biden thought he was running for Senate and couldn’t remember Mitt Romney’s name. https://t.co/VQqCfJ4TgR
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) October 13, 2020
“Sleepy Joe Biden had a particularly bad day today. He couldn’t remember the name of Mitt Romney, said again he was running for the U.S. Senate, and forgot what State he was in. If I did any of this, it would be disqualifying. With him, he’s just Sleepy Joe!” President Trump tweeted, implying that the mainstream media had given Biden a free pass.
Sleepy Joe Biden had a particularly bad day today. He couldn’t remember the name of Mitt Romney, said again he was running for the U.S. Senate, and forgot what State he was in. If I did any of this, it would be disqualifying. With him, he’s just Sleepy Joe!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 12, 2020