Biden calls himself 'Kamala Harris' running mate' at Atlanta campaign event, Internet says he's 'so far lost'

Biden has often been portrayed as a 'Trojan horse' for the progressive wing of the Democratic Party and those on the right have suggested that should Biden win on Election Day, it will be Harris who actually takes charge of the country


                            Biden calls himself 'Kamala Harris' running mate' at Atlanta campaign event, Internet says he's 'so far lost'
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Joe Biden attempted to jokingly introduce himself as Sen. Kamala Harris' running mate as he began his stump speech in Atlanta on Tuesday. However, it appeared to backfire on social media. "Folks, my name is Joe Biden, and I'm Jill Biden's husband and I'm Kamala's running mate," he quipped during his second campaign stop in Georgia. "Y'all think I'm kidding don't you?" 

The Democratic presidential hopeful has often been portrayed as a "Trojan horse" for the progressive wing of the Democratic Party -- which includes Sen. Bernie Sanders, D.-Vt., and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y, -- and many on the right have suggested that should Biden win on Election Day, it will be Harris who actually takes charge of the country. Harris raised eyebrows last month after accidentally referring to economic proposals under a "Harris administration."

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"A Harris administration, together with Joe Biden as the president of the United States," she said, but quickly corrected herself: "The Biden-Harris administration will provide access to $100 billion in low-interest loans and investments from minority business owners."

However, the Trump campaign and his supporters pounced on Biden's remarks Tuesday. "Joe Biden confirms what we all know," White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany tweeted with a clip of Biden's gaffe. The Trump war room also tweeted out his quote alongside a clip of the video.

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Biden was addressing his supporters at a drive-in campaign stop in Atlanta on Tuesday -- marking the first time the former vice president has stepped into Georgia since winning the Democratic Party's presidential nomination. That said, Georgia has not voted Democrat for president since 1992, when Bill Clinton beat the incumbent President George H.W. Bush, Fox News reported. However, the Biden camp reportedly sees a chance in the Peach State as the latest polls indicate there is an increase in turnout among Black voters and claims that suburbia is shifting away from the Republican Party. Trump has only a 0.4.-percentage-point lead over Biden in the state, according to an average of polls by RealClearPolitics. “There aren’t a lot of pundits who would have guessed four years ago that the Democratic candidate for president in 2020 would be campaigning in Georgia on the final week of the election. Or that we would have such competitive Senate races here in Georgia. But we do," Biden said. "Because something is happening here in Georgia and across America.”

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Earlier this week, MEAWW reported how Biden forgot that Trump is the sitting US president just days ahead of the country's presidential election as he proclaimed he was fighting against "four more years of George."

The slip-up happened during a virtual concert called "I Will Vote" where the 77-year-old veteran politician addressed supporters online with his wife Jill next to him.“The character of the country, in my view, is literally on the ballot,” Biden told moderators George Lopez and CNN analyst Ana Navarro. “Four more years of George, um, George, gonna find ourselves in a position where if Trump gets elected, we’re gonna be in a different world.”

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Jill appeared to remind him, under her breath, who the POTUS was. 'Trump," she said as Biden faltered in his speech and seemed confused. Many speculated that the former VP was thinking of George W Bush, who was president from 2001 to 2009, but he may well have been referring to Bush Sr who was president from 1989-93. The blunder once again raised questions about whether Biden if mentally fit to assume the prestigious office should he win on November 3. 

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Social media users were quick to react to Biden's latest gaffe. "When Joe Biden calls himself Kamala Harris' running mate, he needs to be taken seriously. He’s the No. 2. This should concern every American," Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich tweeted.

"'I’m Kamala’s running mate. Y’all think I’m kidding, don’t you' -Joe Biden, saying the quiet part out loud. No, Joe. We don’t think you’re kidding. That’s what scares us," one user wrote.

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"Biden is so far lost, has no clue where he is most of the time. He was heard calling his self Kamala's running mate and calling DONALD TRUMP Abraham Lincoln," another added.

"Nobody is electing Biden. He is Kamala’s running mate. Scariest thing is, that cackling witch will be President and the people never had a say. Dropped out of the Primary before Iowa- wasn’t even liked by her own party. Scary scary shit the left is pulling here," a third chimed in.

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