This is why Nancy Pelosi is afraid of Joe Biden debating Donald Trump.
Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential candidate, appeared on Thursday to confuse Jacob Blake, who was shot by police while reaching into his vehicle, and Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, who shot rioters in what seems to be self-defense in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
CNN’s Anderson Cooper had asked Biden why Trump had not discussed Blake’s shooting, a 29-year-old black man, which led to violent demonstrations and riots.
“The president has not talked about the shooting of Mr. Blake, he’s talked about violent protests in the wake of it,” began Anderson Cooper. “I’m wondering why you think that is that he hasn’t actually addressed it. There’s obviously a lot we do not know about the circumstances around it, but the video obviously has been out there.”
Joe Biden just confused Jacob Blake with 17 year old Kyle Rittenhouse… pic.twitter.com/QAnp6pO75K
— Kelb Hull (@CalebJHull) August 27, 2020
Biden’s senior moments keep coming
Joe Biden just went on CNN and alleged Kyle Rittenhouse was a member of an Illinois white supremacist militia. Does he have any evidence of that? What is their name?
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) August 27, 2020
“I don’t know enough to know whether that 17-year-old kid, exactly what he did, but allegedly, he’s part of a militia coming out of the state of Illinois,” Biden said, referring to Illinois teenager Kyle Rittenhouse, not Jacob Blake.
But Joe Biden says he’s looking forward to a Trump debate? He can’t even get his head together.
Anderson Cooper also seemed to answer his own query as to why President Trump did not discuss it when he said that despite the video being out there, “Obviously there’s a lot we do not know about the circumstances around [the shooting].”
Biden slanders Rittenhouse of being a white supremacist
But then it got worse for Biden.
“I don’t know enough to know whether that 17-year-old kid exactly what he did, but allegedly he’s part of a militia coming out of the state of Illinois,” Biden said. “Have you ever heard this president say one negative thing about white supremacists? Have you ever heard it?”
Not only did Joe Biden confuse Jacob Blake with Kyle Rittenhouse, but he then accused Rittenhouse, without any evidence, of being a white supremacist.
The idea was also a hundred percent false. Though Joe Biden spent the early years of his career working with segregationists, President Trump has regularly condemned white supremacists.
Kyle Rittenhouse is a kid who came to Kenosha to help protect the city from violent demonstrators and rioters who burned down buildings and killed people, and who was obviously acting in self-defense based on footage of the incident.
Joe Biden started by saying, “I don’t know enough to know …” to Anderson Cooper, he just needed to stop right there.