Biden mocked for using script to ask Kamala Harris to be his VP pick on Zoom: 'Empty vessel for radical left'
Biden, in an image posted on Instagram, was seen talking to Harris through a video link with his laptop open and a script in front of him
Former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, was mocked by the supporters of President Donald Trump on Tuesday, August 11, for using a script when he called Kamala Harris to ask her to be his 2020 vice presidential nominee. Biden, in an image posted on Instagram, was seen talking to Kamala Harris through a video link with his laptop open and a script in front of him. The picture also showed Biden holding his iPhone up to the laptop, suggesting that a third person was also on their call. It is not yet clear who the person on the call was.
The typed up script beneath the iPhone had words "chose you" and "three reasons" spelled out on it. The script also read: "I think you are entitled to know why..."
Biden also captioned the Instagram picture, writing: "I have the great honor to announce that I’ve picked Kamala Harris — a fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country’s finest public servants — as my running mate. Back when Kamala was Attorney General, she worked closely with Beau. I watched as they took on the big banks, lifted up working people, and protected women and kids from abuse. I was proud then, and I'm proud now to have her as my partner in this campaign."
Shortly after the former vice president shared the picture, Trump supporters mocked him for using a script and continued their attack on the Democrat's much-publicized gaffes during his speeches.
Biden had to read a script when he called Kamala pic.twitter.com/MX92MabqXm— Jack Posobiec :us: (@JackPosobiec) August 11, 2020
Co-founder of right-wing site The Federalist, Sean Davis, took to Twitter to joke: "Biden's staff had to write a script for him so he'd know why he was even talking to Kamala Harris. "I'm calling you today because..."'
Joe Biden’s handlers didn’t even trust him to say “I’m calling you today” without a script :rolling_on_the_floor_laughing::rolling_on_the_floor_laughing: pic.twitter.com/grNl5ESMrE— Abigail Marone (@abigailmarone) August 11, 2020
While chief creative officer of the conservative nonprofit Turning Point USA, Benny Johnson, tweeted that there were "three very important things" about the image. "1. Biden has to read from a script that is clearly visible," he said. "2. Biden does not know how to hold an iPhone (it’s upside down). 3. The cartoon on Biden’s desk is a man screaming 'WHY ME?!'"
3 VERY IMPORTANT THINGS about this photo of Joe Biden calling Kamala to offer her VP spot:— Benny (@bennyjohnson) August 11, 2020
1. Biden has to read from a script that is clearly visible
2. Biden does not know how to hold an iPhone (it’s upside down)
3. The cartoon on Biden’s desk is a man screaming “WHY ME?!” pic.twitter.com/UJt4lruf40
TrumpWarRoom, the fundraising account for the president, also mocked the former vice president, writing: "'I am calling you today ... There are three reasons' Joe Biden needed a script to understand why his handlers chose Phony Kamala Harris to be his VP," they tweeted.
PHOTO: Joe Biden Needed A Script to Understand Why His Handlers Chose Kamala Harris.— Trump War Room - Text TRUMP to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) August 11, 2020
Biden is an empty vessel for the radical left.https://t.co/NtwoCSP3Bw
The California Senator's VP nomination was appreciated by top Democrats including former US president Barack Obama, and Hillary Clinton. Obama said that Biden "nailed this decision" and added that he has known Harris for a long time. "She is more than prepared for the job. She's spent her career defending our Constitution and fighting for folks who need a fair shake," he said.
"Her own life story is one that I and so many others can see ourselves in: a story that says that no matter where you come from, what you look like, how you worship, or who you love, there's a place for you here. It's a fundamentally American perspective, one that's led us out of the hardest times before. And it's a perspective we can all rally behind right now," Obama added.