'Wes...Wes...': Joe Biden nearly forgets Maryland candidate's name during rally, calls hecklers 'crazy'

At one point during his speech, President Joe Biden nearly appeared to forget the name of the Democratic candidate Wes Moore, who he was rallying for

'Wes...Wes...': Joe Biden nearly forgets Maryland candidate's name during rally, calls hecklers 'crazy'
President Joe Biden speaks at a campaign rally for Democratic candidate Wes Moore at Bowie State University on November 7, 2022 in Bowie, Maryland (Nathan Howard/Getty Images)
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BOWIE, MARYLAND: President Joe Biden on Monday, November 7, in a final midterm campaign rally for Maryland Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wes Moore at Bowie State University, Maryland had to reportedly face atleast five hecklers, while making a gaffe similar to what he did in 2019. The President most importantly seemed to forget the name of the candidate he was rallying for. 

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President Biden remarks were reminiscent of a gaffe he made in 2019 when he told a crowd in Iowa that “poor kids are just as bright and talented as white kids,” reported the New York Post. Bowie State University being a historically Black college and university (HBCU), the President spoke to highlight his efforts in promoting HBCUs.

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The report said that at one point during his speech, the President nearly appeared to forget the name of the Democratic candidate Wes Moore, who he was rallying for. “And, of course, you got that next governor. What’s his name? Wes … Wes …,” Biden said as the crowd held up “Wes Moore” signs that the President spotted. “Wes Moore!” Biden shouted upon seeing the signs go up. “The guy’s the real deal, man,” Biden said. He continued, "He’s a combat veteran and a Rhodes scholar. I’ve always worried about Rhodes scholars, though. They’re so damn smart. I wonder about it, you know?"

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Moore is running against Republican candidate Dan Cox to replace Larry Hogan as Maryland’s next governor. He’s been endorsed by former President Barack Obama, Vice President Kamala Harris and talk show host Oprah Winfrey. On his social media posts, Moore identifies himself as "the son of immigrant and combat veteran."

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As per reports, Biden had to tackle multiple hecklers who he said, "looked crazy." At least five hecklers were spotted in the rally who were escorted out by the Maryland security. The first one shouted, "You’re a disgrace!” To which Biden replied, “I tell you what, let him sing! Let the man sing.” Biden, before moving on to another heckler said, “Hey, man, don’t jump. You look crazy enough to jump.”

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Three hecklers were reportedly removed, and all were White men, according to a pool reporter. Another journalist, Sonia Dridi of France 24 tweeted that she saw at least five hecklers being ejected while she was at the event, "Another heckler (at least the 5th) taken out of the Biden rally by the security in Maryland tonight."

 


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