Posted by Curt on 9 September, 2020 at 8:57 am. 3 comments already!


By Debra Heine:

During a virtual event AFL-CIO members Monday night, a seemingly exhausted and befuddled Joe Biden appeared to ask his staff to “move up” a teleprompter before he could answer a question.

The request came right after a barista named Rebecca Vedrine asked the Democrat presidential nominee what his administration planned to do to help 60 million non-union workers vote for union jobs.

“What would you do to help give them that chance?” Vedrine asked.

“Move it up here,” the sleepy-looking Biden ordered his staff. After a long pause, he began a long and highly detailed answer:

There used to be a basic bargain in this country. Worker shared in the wealth their work help create. It didn’t go well. They shared in the losses as well, but that bargain’s broken. CEOs are more beholding to shareholders and workers. Instead of boosting wages, they’re increasing stock buy backs and their own pay. 30 years ago, the average CEO fortune 500 companies made 58 times the average worker’s salary. Today, 30 years later, it’s 278 times. What in God’s name happened in the meantime?

The rest of his scripted answer can be read here.

“I hope the press digs into this,” wrote former Bush White House Press Secretary Ari  Fleischer on Twitter. “Did Biden really have the answer to this Q pre-loaded into his teleprompter? This is why we have the press: to dig in and get answers.”

President Trump retweeted Fleischer’s tweet, adding the comment, “Wow!”

Fox News commentator Greg Gutfeld said Tuesday afternoon that Biden seemed to be “out of gas.”

“It’s kind of like when you drive a lemon off the lot and it doesn’t make it to the highway,” Gutfeld noted on “the Five.”

Biden’s former White House stenographer meanwhile told Fox’s Laura Ingraham that the former VP is a “different guy” than the man he worked with four years ago.

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