Stephen Colbert Asks Joe Biden The Question That’s On Everyone’s Mind


Former Vice President Joe Biden referred to as himself a “gaffe machine” earlier this yr, and it’s not getting any higher after a latest string of high-profile flubs as he seeks the Democratic nomination to run subsequent yr towards President Donald Trump. 

“You need to speak concerning the points, however lots of people need to speak about your gaffes,” Stephen Colbert mentioned on Wednesday. 

“In the previous couple of weeks you’ve confused New Hampshire for Vermont, mentioned Bobby Kennedy and MLK had been assassinated within the late ’70s, assured us, ‘I’m not going nuts,’” Colbert mentioned. “Observe up query: ’Are you going nuts?’” 

Biden was prepared with a quip. 

“Look, the rationale I got here on the Jimmy Kimmel present is as a result of I’m not,” he mentioned. 

“That’s going to make the remainder of this simpler,” Colbert cracked again.

The “Late Present” host pressed him additional on the problem ― and at one level interrupted him with a fact-check over a type of gaffes: 

Biden’s been identified for his gaffes since lengthy earlier than the present presidential race. However the latest flurry of flubs has turn into an ongoing story, typically overwhelming the message of his marketing campaign. 

Simply final month, The New York Instances reported that a few of his advisers had been privately “nervous that his latest gaffe spree would turn into cemented into the bigger narrative of the presidential race.” 

See extra of his interview with Colbert right here: 

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