In an interview with CBS News reporter Errol Barnett, Joe Biden was asked if he’s taken a cognitive test. He responds by getting angry and asking the black reporter if he’s a junkie:
BIDEN: "No, I haven't taken a test. Why the hell would I take a test? C'mon man. That's like saying you, before you got in this program, if you take a test where you're taking cocaine or not, what do you think huh? Are you a junkie?" pic.twitter.com/f6UMPJq381
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Instead of just answering the question by Barnett, Biden gets angry and compares it to Barnett being tested for drugs, asking him if he’s a junkie. When Barnett ignores his insult, Biden just laughs.
If this were Trump responding this way to a black reporter, you know beyond a shadow of a doubt that all we’d be hearing about this morning is how racist Trump is for lashing out and accusing a black reporter of being a junkie. But because it’s Biden, the media isn’t really saying anything about it.
Biden then accused Barnett of trying to ‘goad’ him, saying he’s more than willing to debate Trump and let the American public judge his “physical and mental fil…my physical as well as my mental fil….fitness.” I’m not one to mock every stumble Joe Biden has in these interviews, but man, that one appears to speak volumes.
UPDATE: Here’s a longer clip that provides a little more context on the questions from Barnett:
Biden's response on taking a cognitive test is exactly why Biden needs to take a cognitive test.pic.twitter.com/io71mHagyK
— Dinesh D'Souza (@DineshDSouza) August 5, 2020