During two different TV appearances on Tuesday, Joe Biden confused the date and outlet that published his critique of President Trump’s handling of the coronavirus.
On January 27, USA Today published, “Trump is the worst leader to deal with coronavirus outbreak”:
The possibility of a pandemic is a challenge Donald Trump is unqualified to handle as president. …
Trump’s demonstrated failures of judgment and his repeated rejection of science make him the worst possible person to lead our country through a global health challenge.
On Tuesday’s episode of The View, Biden misstook the publication:
Look, all the way back in January, the intelligence community was saying that it’s coming, we’re going to have a real problem with this virus. On January 27th, I wrote a piece for U.S. News and World Report saying we must be prepared, and it wasn’t taken seriously.
Hours later, while appearing on MSNBC, Biden told Nicolle Wallace, “Way back in January 17th, I wrote a piece — or maybe it was the 15th— I wrote a piece for, uh, USA Today,” before stopping himself in uncertainty.
Kyle Olson is a reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter at @KyleOlson4.