Joe Biden’s alarming gaffes on the campaign trail continue.
During a prepared speech in New Hampshire on Friday, he touted his healthcare plan, and woefully flubbed his lines.
“If you’re not satisfied, we have another option— high quality options— the public option will be available in my plan.
“We’ll make sure it’s not quality, we’ll make sure it’s only affordable,” he read off the teleprompter, “quality that’s affordable,” he continued.
In another point in the speech, he mistakenly said “working class people” would see their premiums go up under his plan, only to correct his error and say he will “increase the generosity of the premium tax credit they now get.”
Earlier this week, Biden blundered through attempting to smooth over a gaffe about meeting with students from a school schooting.
Biden recently told a gun control forum in Des Moines, Iowa that he met with survivors of the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida “when I was vice president,” despite the fact that the shooting took place a year after he left office.
On Tuesday, Biden was back in Iowa to fix the mess, though he admits the details of the visit are fuzzy.
“I also met with the kids from Parkland, in the Capitol,” Biden said at a campaign stop. “I was no long … I was still called vice president, but it was in 18.
“And I watched them. They asked me to come up and speak to them in the rotunda. I think it was the rotunda, one of the buildings, one of the rooms in the Capitol,” Biden said. “And they were all about to go and try to lobby congressmen and senators in the halls of the Congress and Senate.
“And they … were trembling in their boots, they didn’t want to meet these kids,” he said. “Not a joke. Not a joke.”
Video shows Biden’s private meeting with Parkland students was not in the Capitol rotunda as he recalled. It wasn’t even in the Capitol building.
NBC News interviewed Biden just before he ducked in to the March 23, 2018 meeting in room “SD-G32” – located in the basement of the Dirksen Senate Office Building across the street from the Capitol.
Biden’s bumbling excuse for his previous misstatements is only the latest in a series of blunders that have become a joke of the 2020 Democrat presidential primary, with even Biden referring to himself as a “gaffe machine,” CNN reports.
Victor Skinner contributed to this report.