In moments highlighted in video clips which quickly circulated online Saturday, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden compared President Donald Trump to a notorious figure in the Nazi Party, struggled significantly to make multiple points during an interview, and remarked that he was elected to the U.S. Senate “180 years ago.”
Three of the gaffes pointed out by critics online came from Biden’s interview on MSNBC Saturday with host Stephanie Ruhle.
“Well, uh, I’m not sure anybody that hadn’t already made up their mind they’re for Trump [inaudible], but who knows,” Biden told Ruhle. “But that’s, you know, he’s sort of like Goebbels, you say the lie long enough, keep repeating, repeating, repeating, it becomes common knowledge.”
UNHINGED: Joe Biden compares President Trump to Joseph Goebbels pic.twitter.com/GRYqN8UkTb
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) September 26, 2020
During another portion of the interview on MSNBC, Biden appeared to need Ruhle’s help to remember what he was talking about.
“For example, the Paycheck Protection Act, you know, one percent of the money’s gone out,” Biden claimed. “One percent. One percent of the, uh, the—that’s not the Paycheck, the, the, the, um, uh, the, uh, the bill for small, for major, for small businesses—”
“Mainstream lending,” Ruhle interjected.
“Mainstream lending, one percent’s gone out,” Biden continued.
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) September 26, 2020
At a different point during the interview, Biden said the name “John” without any clear reference, before changing directions.
Biden said, “One thing I gotta, we gotta communicate, John, Joh—, look, the whole notion of what’s going on here is we cannot let, have an excuse for him to avoid what needs to be done.”
John? Joe Biden is doing an interview with Stephanie Ruhle pic.twitter.com/oR0xc2Qy9d
— Tommy Pigott (@TCPigott) September 26, 2020
During a separate event, Biden said, “I got to the Senate 180 years ago,” before chuckling. The line prompted the Trump War Room to suggest that Biden had “misread the teleprompter.”
WATCH: Joe Biden misreads the teleprompter: "I got to the Senate 180 years ago" pic.twitter.com/tPtHHtNlcq
— Trump War Room – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) September 26, 2020
This article has been revised for clarity.