Democratic presidential candidate Sleepy Joe Biden might have pulled a partial Rip Van Winkle. He recently told a crowd of fundraisers in Columbia, South Carolina, that Margaret Thatcher is concerned about the United States under President Trump. Bloomberg News reported that Biden listed Thatcher as one of 14 heads of state who he claimed have told him of their worries about the president.
Thatcher is not worried about Trump. She’s not worried about anything. She is, in fact, at peace. Largely because she’s dead and has been for six years. “Tot” as the Germans say. She resigned as Prime Minister a mere 29 years ago, so it’s easy to understand Biden’s little faux pas.
According to Bloomberg News, Biden eventually corrected himself, telling the assembled donors he meant to say British Prime Minister Theresa May, who has been Prime Minister since 2016. Biden said the error was a “Freudian slip.” Perhaps he had a thing for Margaret, despite their political differences and the fact that she was actually competent. And perhaps the 14 heads of state should be concerned that Biden might become president.
Biden went on to remark that he himself was concerned about Trump’s “recent lengthy phone call with Stalin,” while noting that he was puzzled why the president was sending a carrier group towards Iran, “given the fact that the Shah is our ally.”
Biden, always a fresh and radical thinker, has hit on a campaign slogan for his presidential run: “Make America Moral Again.” (Hmm. That sounds vaguely familiar, though). Look for “MAMA” hats to be available at stores near you soon!
Sleepy Joe says if he had to choose a nick-name for President Trump it would be “clown.” That may be a case of projection. Biden is already acting the part of court jester.