A Democrat who wants to be the next president claimed his son was the cleverest person he knows.
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden unwittingly made himself look dull-witted after describing his son Hunter Biden as the most intelligent person among his associates.
“I had my son Hunter, who is the smartest guy I know,” the nominee told television celebrity Oprah Winfrey’s virtual voter event, according to the New York Post.
The remarks came after the Democrat discussed how former President Barack Obama convinced him to consider contesting the vice-presidential election back in 2008.
A reluctant Biden was urged to discuss the opportunity with his wife, Jill Biden, mother Catherine “Jean” Biden, and late son, Beau Biden.
“I told him I did not want to do it; this is public knowledge now,” he said. “I thought I could help him more as a U.S. senator.”
However, Jean ended up changing her son’s mind to accept the challenge to serve the “first man in history who is able to be elected president as an African American.”
“He says that he needs you to win Pennsylvania and other states, and you told him no?” Joe Biden recalled her saying. “I said, ‘Oh, Mom, what are you doing to me?’ I said yes I will and, so I picked up the phone and called Barack because my mom, like you, was not about to take no for an answer—it was about an obligation, about what you are supposed to do.”‘
The Republican Party recently released a video of him incorrectly stating the gender of Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris’s spouse.
Biden had spoken about recent progress his campaign team had made in swaying several key jurisdictions toward voting for the Democratic Party when he made the blunder.
“Well, we put a major effort into Texas, to begin with—eight days to go—and the Lone Star State has a shot of becoming blue again,” he is heard saying in the video shared on YouTube. “You know, we have 17 battleground states across the country, and we are not losing focus on securing the many pathways to 270, but my wife Jill, as you know, and Doug Emhoff, Kamala’s wife, are there.”
Harris is married to DLA Piper entertainment law partner Douglas Emhoff. According to the photo uploaded to his professional profile on the law firm website, his gender appears male.